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Herpes Affect HIV Antibody Test

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hpv or herpes affect hiv test?

hello and thank you, I had unprotected oral sex(no semen)but pre semen,With a high risk hiv person,so I got tested 5 mo. later and result was negative.I have hpv and possibly herpes. Could having those virus interfere with hiv test results? Also...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Being infected with HPV or herpes will not affect the accuracy of the HIV antibody test.RMK... 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 »

Lithium & Alprazolam (Xanax) affect HIV Antibody Test Results?

Do Lithium and/or Alprazolam (Xanax) affect HIV Antibody Test results? I see several generic... Read more »
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New York Times Examines How Rapid At-Home HIV Test Might Affect Dating Culture

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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 »
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Can Sulpiride affect the result of HIV antibody test?

Posted by character28, 2 Replies
Hi guys, do you have any information about this? Can it be possible that this antipsychotic alters the result of an HIV test? Is there actually any medicine that alters the result of an HIV test? I've asked this questions to the experts at TheBody... Read more »

Antibodies vs Antibodies

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I 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 »

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 »

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 »