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Can You Wait Too Long To Get Tested For HIV

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latest update on valtrex. does this mean i have to wait how long to get an HIV test. Please help me with an answer Barbara.

Hi Doctor, THere is a recent update on the body.comhttp://www.thebody.com/updates/2007-03-01.htmlHerpes Treatment Can Control Herpes and HIV Viral Load, Study FindsTreatment with the herpes drug Valtrex (valacyclovir) not only reduces the viral load...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...No I would not expect that Valtrex would have any effect on your antibody testing. Please forward all future HIV questions to the HIV forum. Read more »

HIV testing, how long should you wait

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HIV test taking a long time to show positive result

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Rural Drug Users Wait Twice as Long Between HIV Tests

...Australia's National Drug and Alcohol Research Center, rural intravenous drug injectors typically wait twice as long between HIV tests as city IDUs. In addition, they are much more likely to rely on other users for their injecting equipment.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Cal State-Long Beach Gets Grant to Study Faster HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis C Tests

... The National Institute on Drug Abuse recently awarded California State University-Long Beach a four-year, $1.7 million grant to study experimental rapid tests for HIV, hepatitis C, and syphilis. The project will Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Frequently Asked Questions About Safe Sex and HIV Prevention

...sexually transmitted disease from a person who is not infected? Does anal sex "make" the HIV virus? What are the symptoms of HIV/AIDS? How long do I have to wait until I get tested for HIV? Approximate timeline of testing and symptoms for... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...deadly, infections. These are called opportunistic infections (OIs). When someone dies of AIDS, it is usually OIs or other long-term effects of HIV that cause death. AIDS refers to the weakened state of the body's immune system that can no... Read more »
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How long does the HIV test take?

Posted by missing, 1 Reply
It has been a week and I am still waiting for the result. I thought ELISA is a quick test? Does that means my blood has to go through Western Blot........... I know ELISA can produce false positive but that small 1% chance doesn't seems very... Read more »

STD testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...How long do I have to wait to test for other STD's besides HIV? Read more »

various questions

Posted by Anonymous
...How long does it normally take to display symptoms of HIV infection? Is it true most do not show symptoms for 8-10 years?Can you be HIV positive and never progress to AIDS? How long should Read more »

Testing four years after possible exposure

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...been a year since I had those test done and I still can't shake the feeling that I had a false negative because I waited too long to get tested. Should I test again or should I just come to the reality that I am HIV negative. Read more »