Genital Herpes Effect On Hiv Antibody Test
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Columbia University's Health & Related ServicesIt is unlikely that sexually transmitted infections or recreational drug use would have any effect on the accuracy of the HIV antibody test. False negatives are almost always caused by testing within the window period or human error (autoimmune... Read more »
Columbia University's Health & Related ServicesIt is normal for people to start asking many questions after having an experience like yours. The only way to really know if you have been HIV infected is to get an HIV antibody test. Otherwise, you are just going to scare yourself silly by... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyHi 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 »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyI know this is an hiv forum but I was wondering if the first episode of genital herpes is extremly painful or not? What do the lesions look like and how long do they take to go away? Please answer!
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesI have read here that having herpes will not affect your hiv test. Okay so I am likely splitting hairs here but since this is my life I need to know. If I had contracted Herpes and HIV at the same time and my body began making antibodies... Read more »
Posted by scared83, 1 ReplyI know there aren't many Herpes infected people on this site but the forum description does say "and other STD's" so I'll take a shot...
In December I had vaginal sex with a prostitute. I was wearing a condom and was only "in" her for like a minute.... Read more »
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