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Can Antiviral Drugs Mask Test Results

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Antiviral drugs mess up test result? Dr David

After 3 days of exposure, I develop a cold sore on my lip. I don't remember using condom or not due to toxicity! But I never kiss that girls. Why I'm having an outbreak?? I went to my family doctor, test negative for acute herpes test, but...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
No. This medication will not interfere with HIV testing.DW... Read more »

coconut oil delaying results/masking symptoms?

I had risky sex with a person of unknown status. I didn't know about PEP at the time. I found... Read more »

Stop antivirals while await resistance test results

I could swear I read somewhere that all antivirals should be stopped while awaiting resistance test... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Questions & Answers: Antiviral Drugs, 2009-2010 Flu Season

Antiviral Recommendations General Information on Antiviral Drugs Antiviral Drugs and Children Influenza Antiviral Drugs and Flu Vaccine Antiviral Recommendations Background Influenza Round Table: Antiviral Drugs Dr. Joe... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Penn, Wistar Researchers Thwart HIV Without Antiviral Drugs

US scientists have shown for the first time they can suppress HIV by boosting patients' immune systems while taking them off standard AIDS drugs. The study set out "to answer the question: Is it possible to control the virus with immune therapy?... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Approval of Victrelis (Boceprevir), a Direct-Acting Antiviral Drug to Treat Hepatitis C Virus

On May 13, 2011, FDA approved VICTRELIS TM (boceprevir), a hepatitis C virus (HCV) protease inhibitor, which works by binding to the virus and preventing it from multiplying. Boceprevir is the first direct acting antiviral drug against the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Updated Interim Recommendations for the Use of Antiviral Medications in the Treatment and Prevention of Influenza for the 2009-2010 Season

Objective Introduction Treatment of Confirmed or Suspected Influenza Antiviral Chemoprophylaxis of Exposed Individuals Antiviral Drug Use for Control of Influenza Outbreaks in Institutions Specific Regimens for Treatment and... Read more »
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Do any drugs affect HIV test results?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am taking valium for anxiety and recently had a negative HIV test. Could taking valium have compromised the HIV test results? Read more »

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This disease today is an mask for a blessing in my life today

Posted by WEARYEYES44, 1 Reply
Things came to me today or i`am trying to say this morning,because i woke up and i`am looking at things different and my heart is fill to the rim with joy.whatever it mean i`ve a good feeling about this feeling because it never every happen to me... Read more »

Immuno suppressant drug affecting results?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I noted one anon msg(12/7/04,10.51am) on the possible inaccuracy of the HIV test when there is immunosuppressant drug used and that test should be conduct 6 months.
I have been reading this lively forum and now I am concerned for myself.
I have an... Read more »