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Does Herpes Show Up On Hiv Tests?

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herpes and hiv test

I have genital herpes and have over the years from time to time had a rash on my left wrist that I had always wondered whether it might be a herpes outbreak. My HIV status has always been negative and I had been celibate for 4 years. Recently,...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It is really important that you go to a doctor to have some of your questions answered. Rashes can be caused by so many different immune responses that it is impossible to tell if you are responding to an HIV infection. It seems that people... Read more »

herpes and hiv test

Would an active herpes outbreak at the time of hiv testing have any effect on the result? Thank you... Read more »

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

The Psychosocial Impact of Serological Herpes Simplex Type 2 Testing in an Urban HIV Clinic

The authors conducted a prospective study of the psychosocial response to a new serological herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) diagnosis in patients receiving care at an urban HIV clinic. At entry, patients' sera were tested for HSV-1 and HSV-2... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Starpharma Gets U.S. Grant for HIV and Genital Herpes Trial

Australia's Starpharma Holdings Ltd. said Tuesday it has received U.S. grant money to continue testing its HIV and genital herpes prevention drug. The funding from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the National Institute... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Association of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 Infection and Syphilis With HIV Infection Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in Peru

Javier Lama from the Asociacion Civil Impacta Salud y Educacion and colleagues surveyed and tested for HIV 3,280 men who have sex with men in Peru and found an HIV prevalence of 13.9% in the group, a herpes simplex virus type 2 prevalence of 46.3%... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 (HSV-2) Seroprevalence at the Time of HIV-1 Diagnosis and Seroincidence After HIV-1 Diagnosis in an Ethnically Diverse Cohort of HIV-1-Infected Persons

Researchers in the current study sought to determine herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) seroprevalence at HIV-1 diagnosis and seroincidence one year or more after HIV diagnosis. HSV type-specific antibodies were detected using enzyme immunoassay in... Read more »
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Herpes and HIV Testing - DJ, Chiquilla

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have tested NEG on 14 day Elisa, 28 day PCR/Elisa,
6 and 8 week Elisa. On the 8th week I learn I have herpes.
Do I need to continue with HIV testing or is 8 weeks finr.
Everuone keep ssaying herpes give clear path for HIV - Imnot sure what that means. Read more »

Can HIV antibodies cross react in a herpes test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi folks,
I am wondering if HIV antibodies can be mistakenly be picked up by HSV-2 IgG ELISA. This may cause false positive for HSV-2. ELISA (even for HSV-2) being a more sensitive test as compared to specific has been always known to throw in false... Read more »

Varicela igG/Herpes1igG,to test antibodyproduction

Posted by Anonymous
Hi,i wonder if it is a good idea if you suspect no antibodyproduction for hiv-lack of antibody production, to test for forexample Varicela igG/Herpes 1igG,ilnesses most of us have been exposed to? 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 »