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Can Famciclovir Result In False Negative Tests

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Does anti Viral medication effect HIV test results?

My Physician prescribed me Famtrex 250 dialy one tablet after dinner as i had been daignosed with genital herpes..its one month now continously , do these tablets effect my HIV antibody test results? is it possible to giv any false...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...No use of famtrex (famciclovir) or other anti-viral medication would not effect the HIV antibody test result.Joe Read more »

false negative test result

hi DR BOB I wanted to ask if an anti anxiety medication ( CITALOPRAM-CIPRMIL ) causes false... Read more »

Worried that early test results are 'false negative'

Hello Dr. Bob,Thought for sure I was hiv infected from my first (and for sure last M2M oral... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...takes from three weeks to two months for your immune system to produce HIV antibodies. During this "window period" you can test negative for HIV even if you are infected. If you think you were exposed to HIV, you should wait for two months... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...plan early treatment and intervention, improving your chances of slowing down the progression of HIV disease. If you test negative, you may feel less anxious. By knowing your status, you can find out whether or not you can infect... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...can detect a viral load a few days after HIV infection. This is better than the standard HIV (antibody) test, which can be "negative" for 2 to 6 months after HIV infection. (See Fact Sheet 102 for more information on HIV antibody testing.) For ... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...Certain gynecological (GYN) conditions are more common, more serious and/or more difficult to treat in HIV-positive women than HIV-negative women. If left untreated, some GYN infections can develop into more serious conditions such as pelvic... Read more »
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so ELISA tests NEVER give a false negative?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Is this statement correct? Read more »

For anyone worried about false negative results.

Posted by JOHN_IN_LONDON, 2 Replies
PERT assay for plasma RNA HIV-1 A new assay, called the product-enhanced reverse transcriptase (PERT) assay, provides a more accurate method of detecting plasma RNA HIV-1 compared with the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay. Dr. Jurg Boni and... Read more »

False negative tests...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...town and her family say they don't have her phone number! I feel I was probably hustled, but that's another story. I tested negative at 6 and 9 months but am doubtful of the test results. I've read that there are many subtypes(clade variations)... Read more »

to jackie re false negatives

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...jackie Did you have false negatives prior to the 8 week positive. Are there a lot of false negatives during ARS? How about false negatives 2 or 3 weeks after Read more »