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Does Valtrex Interfere With Hiv Tests

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Can Valtrex affect HIV test results? Please answer!

I know similar questions have been asked and I have read those answers, but I just want to be sure because I am extremely anxious about this. I have had HSV-2 for many years and occasionally I will take valtrex (for 3 days) when I think I am...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...questions. No matter how "extremely anxious" you may be, my response remains the same. Valtrex does not affect the validity of HIV tests or the duration of the seroconversion window. I can't say it any more plainly than that!Can you truly believe... Read more »

valtrex and false negative test

my question is if you are drinking valtrex for chicken pox and you make an HIV test, the valtrex... Read more »
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