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Can Acyclovir Alter HIV Test Results

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hiv test results altered by use of acyclovir to treat primary hsv outbreak?

i had oral vaginal sex using a condom with a csw. first and only time, not that it matters.12 days after, i've been diagnosed with hsv (type yet to be determined) and given acyclovir (800mg 4x day) to limit outbreak.my risk for hsv was low, but...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.This probably shouldn't come as a revelation to you, but I can assure you absolutely everyone who needs an HIV test "would like to know sooner"! HIV PCR DNA qualitative tests are not FDA-approved for HIV diagnosis and not... Read more »

Is there a factor that can alter an HIV test Result?

HII was wondering if there is any contraindication when testing for hiv that could generate a false... Read more »

zovirax(acyclovir) and Hiv tests

Does the hiv test results get affected if one is on Zovirax(acyclovir) medication when the blood... Read more »
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The House on Tuesday passed by voice vote a bill (HR 1943 ) that would alter HIV testing requirements for federal prison inmates, CQ Today reports (Perine, CQ Today , 9/25). Current federal law and Bureau of Prisons regulations require people... Read more »
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Zovirax(acyclovir) and HIV tests

Posted by Anonymous
Does the HIV test results get affected if one is on Zovirax(acyclovir) medication when the blood sample for the test is taken. Zovirax is a medication for HSV.

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help please!will I be false negative for HIV RNA test if I'm on acyclovir

Posted by Kali999117, 1 Reply
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(... Read more »

Acyclovir - HIV Seroconversion Delay

Posted by worriedman460, 3 Replies
Ok. I did a stupid thing.
2 times oral, 2 times vaginal unprotected intercourse on New Year's eve. no excuse for it....

Anyway, I got a real quick cold a couple weeks in... cleared up within a couple weeks.
a month afterwards, i got a small lesion... Read more »

Can Sulpiride affect the result of HIV antibody test?

Posted by character28, 2 Replies
Hi guys, do you have any information about this? Can it be possible that this antipsychotic alters the result of an HIV test? Is there actually any medicine that alters the result of an HIV test? I've asked this questions to the experts at TheBody... Read more »