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Herpes Effect On Hiv Test Result

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Does anti Viral medication effect HIV test results?

My Physician prescribed me Famtrex 250 dialy one tablet after dinner as i had been daignosed with genital herpes..its one month now continously , do these tablets effect my HIV antibody test results? is it possible to giv any false...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...No use of famtrex (famciclovir) or other anti-viral medication would not effect the HIV antibody test result.Joe 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 »
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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues in HIV+ Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention

...levels; In areas where STDs that facilitate HIV transmission are prevalent, screening and treatment programs should be expanded; HIV testing should always be recommended for individuals who are diagnosed with or suspected to have an STD. HIV... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...show HSV). A blood test called type-specific test can tell whether you are infected with HSV-1 or HSV-2. The type-specific test results plus the location of the sores will help your health care provider to find out whether you have genital... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...sex with you. Some people got HIV from their steady partners who were unfaithful "just once." Even people who got a negative test result might be infected. They might have been infected after they got tested, or they might have gotten the test... Read more »
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Can Herpes Virus affect testing?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...elisa at 10 weeks and negative. Can the herpes infection cause me to show negative for HIV? Does herpes have any effect on the test result. I have heard of co-infection with HIV and Hep c causing late seroconversions. Can the same thing happen... Read more »

Thank You

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Fine ill peace it but florida 69 i would like to consider you for my future film project because i bet you have good acting skills but one last question, why should i look both ways when crossing and i should put a condom on ? also how accurate is a... Read more »

Test results to HIV and HCV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...per liter, the HIV Western blot assay had no positive band, and an enzyme immunoassay for antibodies to HIV was negative. The test for HIV antibodies first became positive on day 31, when the HIV Western blot assay revealed only weak bands for... Read more »

Do any drugs affect HIV test results?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am taking valium for anxiety and recently had a negative HIV test. Could taking valium have compromised the HIV test results? Read more »