Can Herpes Affect Hiv Test

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Can having herpes affect and HIV test?

I was wondering...i had an HIV test done last week and am still awaiting the results. I have HSV1 and have been having an outbreak for about a month, and have been, and still am on a high dose of acyclovir. Can any of this affect the outcome of...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...Neither an acute episode episode of herpes or herpes antiviral therapy should affectHIV testing results. Some people have antibodies that cross-react with components of the HIV antibody screening assay (ELISA) and cause Read more »

hpv or herpes affect hiv test?

hello and thank you, I had unprotected oral sex(no semen)but pre semen,With a high risk hiv... Read more »

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... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention

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Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

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Acyclovir - HIV Seroconversion Delay

Posted by worriedman460, 3 Replies
...think. Do you think I am being unreasonable? I personally do not think so. As, the common knowledge was that acyclovir did not affectherpes seroconversioni until just recently, as well... thanks for your help guys. man...i really wish i did not... Read more »

Can Herpes Virus affect testing?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I had unprotected sex with a girl of unknown status, 1 week later I got blisters and was diagnosed with Herpes, as if that wasn't bad enough I began having other symptoms. I was tested by elisa at 10 weeks and negative. Can the herpes infection Read more »

Question for Jess, DJ or Dutchman

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Elisa, 28 day/ PCR/DNA, and Elisa, 6 week Elisa, and now 8 week Elisa. But, in week 9 I learn I have herpes. Can that effect HIV tests or can I be done with HIV tests? Had risky exposure. Your guys are great. Thanks for all your help. Read more »

Living with HIV and Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hey I want to hear from anyone thats living with HIV and Herpes how they have coped with the 2 and whether there is any link to Herpes increasing the rapid progression of HIV? Read more »