The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Does Valtrex Interfere With Hiv Tests

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

can valtrex affects my hiv test???please please please answer!

I had sex with a girl 4 and a half month ago while I was having sex with her I moved my penis and noticed all the condom is covered with blood the condom didn't break she was on her period and didn't tell me so I was so scared I ran to the...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Valtrex will not interfere with HIV testing. Zoster develops after pretty profound drop in immune status. At 4 months post HIV infection the immune system is typically not very suppressed. This is what we call true and tru but unrelated events. DW... Read more »

Does other medication interfere with ELISA results

Is there any known medication that interferes with ELISA testing?I tested negative for both HIV 1... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines "Growing Interference From Conservatives" in Sexual Health Research

The New York Times on Sunday examined what some sexual health experts believe is a "growing interference from conservatives in and out of government with their work in research, education and disease prevention." According to the Times , such... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Tuberculosis Drug Interferes With HIV Treatment, JAMA Study Says

The antiretroviral drug nevirapine is less effective in people with HIV/tuberculosis coinfection who begin taking nevirapine at the same time as the TB treatment rifampicin, according to a study published in Wednesday's HIV/AIDS-themed issue of the ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Some California Needle-Exchange Programs Face Interference From State, Local Police, Report Says

Some locally approved needle-exchange programs in California are facing "routin[e]" interference from police, according to a Human Rights Watch report released yesterday, the Los Angeles Times reports (Hymon, Los Angeles Times , 9/10). The... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Reasons for Not HIV Testing, Testing Intentions and Potential Use of an Over-the-Counter Rapid HIV Test in an Internet Sample of Men Who Have Sex With Men Who Have Never Tested for HIV

The correlates of the main reasons for not HIV testing, HIV testing intentions, and the potential use of an over-the-counter rapid HIV test (OTCRT) among men who have sex with men who have never tested for HIV (NTMSM) are unknown, the authors wrote.... Read more »
Connect With Others

Will Valtrex affect antibody production to HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I started Valtrex 3 days after a sexual exposure to HSV and have continued to use it everyday for suppression. could Valtrex cause my body not to create antibodies to HIV?

I have tested negative to HIV after 13 weeks, but continue to have symptoms... Read more »


Posted by Smith, 1 Reply

I think this is a new question . . . .

Will valtrex (Valacyclovir) - a treatment for herpes and I believe an antiviral drug - impact hiv progression and therefore testing?

I had a p24 antigen test and antibody test at 22 days post exposure, but had... Read more »

U.S. Bullying Interferes With HIV/AIDS Prevention

Posted by bradford
U.S. Bullying Interferes With HIV /AIDS Prevention

The United States government would have the world believe it has been a major contributor in the fight against AIDS but many are unaware of the harmful tactics and funding shortfalls.

Throughout the... Read more »

antibiotics and hiv testing

Posted by fearfulbear, 1 Reply
Was on I.V. antibiotics overnite in a hospital for diverticulitis, sent me home with some tablets of antibiotics, while i was still on antibiotics took a hiv elisa test. would the anti biotics give a false neg or interfere with the test.thank you. Read more »