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Kali999117
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help please!will I be false negative for HIV RNA test if I'm on acyclovir
      #276516 - 06/05/14 03:33 PM

Exactly a week after unprotected sex, I noticed symptoms of HSV and my physician confirmed it. I am taking acyclovir for that since past five days and its been 2weeks that I got infected. Now I'm thinking to get tested for HIV using HIV RNA test( early hiv detection test). Will acyclovir affect these test results. I'm also taking amoxicillin. Please I'm living in fear.

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Re: help please!will I be false negative for HIV RNA test if I'm on acyclovir new
      #276517 - 06/05/14 03:48 PM

That is a good question. There was research done (http://hivinsite.ucsf.edu/InSite?page=jl-49-01) on that very subject. They found that it doesn't effect the RNA testing. They were able to pick up copies of HIV over the course of the study from all participants taking that medication. Which means it has no effect on the test. If it did affect the test they would not have been able to complete their study.

Forgot to mention antibiotics have no effect on the tests either.


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Re: help please!will I be false negative for HIV RNA test if I'm on acyclovir new
      #276518 - 06/05/14 04:02 PM

Thank you so much for the info

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