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Can Valtrex Affect Results Of Rna Pcr

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Got back my RNA PCR results, just a question.

Posted by nin1992
Alright so my results came back and it was negative(didn't test for antibodies as it was too early) and I just want to know, will the RNA PCR detect the virus at 9 days?(day I tested after possible exposure)

I got vaccinated for Hep B today and I was... Read more »

PCR RNA and P24 tests accuracy at 18 days with lowered immune system?

Posted by orlean34
I had an incident where i was receptive in anal sex for a short period, in and out once. I did notice that he had a decent amount of precum. I also noticed afterwards that there was some blood from my anus.

2 weeks later I had a stiff neck, mild... Read more »

PCR RNA test results

Posted by julio5000, 3 Replies
Hi ... I wrote a couple of days ago regarding a PCR RNA test tooked within the first 48hrs after my possible exposure ... yesterday I recieved the results and they are NEGATIVE but still I need to be sure that this output is accurate (taking in... Read more »

Getting my PCR RNA test results today

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
This is nerve-racking. I'm getting my PCR RNA test (viral load) results later today. It's about 6 weeks after my night of stupidity. Would a positive or negative viral load test at the 6 week point be the final word on this matter?

The ELISA at... Read more »

Difference between RNA-PCR and RNA-bDNA tests?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anybody know the difference between RNA-PCR and RNA-bDNA tests?

Are these tests accurate? Any false negative or false positive results? Are they worth taking to evaluate early HIV infection when possible early HIV infection symptoms are present?

I... Read more »
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effect of combination of valtrex plus the anti depressant plus alcohol, does it affect the result. I am so sorry Dr, i forgot to include the valtrex and now i am scared about it. Please answer. I feel like my nerve which connects the brain is breaking.

THanks for your response Dr. Brian. unfortunately, I forgot one last thing to ask to you, in the same question. THe reason I am forgetting to write the whole question is again due to stress. Sorry about that, this is my last question to you, please...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Valtrex, on its own or in combination with any other medications, does not have any effect on the accuracy of the HIV antibody test. You can still rely on the fact that the negative tests you got for HIV and anything else that was test are the right... Read more »

PCR Results Affected by Lipitor?

Would it be likely for Lipitor (taking 10mg/day for high cholesterol) to interfere with the results of a DNA or RNA PCR? Thanks and keep up the good work....
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
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hcv rna pcr quant and hcv rna pcr copies

Just was tested and got a result:AFP-TUMOR Marker 1.8 NG/MLhcv rna pcr quant "no reported value" IU/ML hcv rna pcr copies 6.36 COPY/ML I don't understand what does it mean. Is it bad or good result? Do I have a chance to recover? ...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You don't indicate why these tests were ordered. You also don't indicate whether a HCV antibody test or confirmatory test was done and what the results were. Thus, it is difficult to interpret what those lab results mean.... Read more »

Will taking valtrex affect oraquick result?

Hello will taking valtrex affect oraquick at home result? What is the difference between testing at nineteen and twenty one days? accuracy difference?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiNo Valtrex will not interfere with your testing.The difference is what we call the window period everyone develops antibodies at different rates this is why the testing recommends testing through 90 days for conclusive results.Be well and stay... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

RNA Test to Detect HIV During Acute, Primary Phase Not Widely Used, New York Times Reports

The New York Times on Friday examined an HIV blood test, which seeks out bits of the virus' RNA and can identify infections during the acute or primary phase. Standard rapid tests, which detect HIV antibodies, can provide immediate results but... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Factors Affecting Knowledge of Sexually Transmitted Infection Transmissibility in Healthcare Providers: Results From a National Survey

The authors of the current study sought to examine health care providers' knowledge of the transmissibility of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and to identify knowledge determinants. From March through May 2004, a representative sample of... Read more »
Infectious Diseases Society of America

Trial Suggests Statin May Affect Markers Associated With Progression of HIV

A recent multicenter clinical trial of atorvastatin, a type of cholesterol-lowering drug, found that although the drug did not inhibit plasma HIV RNA levels, it did inhibit expression of cellular markers of immune activation and inflammation in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Iowa: Cuts Affect HIV Patients

Lawmakers were told Thursday that due to state budget cuts, at least 44 Iowans are on a waiting list to access HIV medications through the AIDS Drug Assistance Program. "The cost of emergency treatment for these individuals without AIDS drugs will... Read more »