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How Long Before You Can Be Tested For Hiv

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latest update on valtrex. does this mean i have to wait how long to get an HIV test. Please help me with an answer Barbara.

Hi Doctor, THere is a recent update on the body.comhttp://www.thebody.com/updates/2007-03-01.htmlHerpes Treatment Can Control Herpes and HIV Viral Load, Study FindsTreatment with the herpes drug Valtrex (valacyclovir) not only reduces the viral load...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...No I would not expect that Valtrex would have any effect on your antibody testing. Please forward all future HIV questions to the HIV forum. Read more »

How long before an HIV test will definitely give accurate results?

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How long before an HIV test will definitely give accurate results?

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Australia: Rural Drug Users Wait Twice as Long Between HIV Tests

...Australia's National Drug and Alcohol Research Center, rural intravenous drug injectors typically wait twice as long between HIV tests as city IDUs. In addition, they are much more likely to rely on other users for their injecting equipment.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Cal State-Long Beach Gets Grant to Study Faster HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis C Tests

... The National Institute on Drug Abuse recently awarded California State University-Long Beach a four-year, $1.7 million grant to study experimental rapid tests for HIV, hepatitis C, and syphilis. The project will Read more »
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HIV Resistance Testing

...protease inhibitors. Genotypic Testing The genetic code of the sample virus is compared to the wild type. The code is a long chain of molecules called nucleotides. Each group of three nucleotides, called a "codon," defines a particular amino... Read more »
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How long does the HIV test take?

Posted by missing, 1 Reply
It has been a week and I am still waiting for the result. I thought ELISA is a quick test? Does that means my blood has to go through Western Blot........... I know ELISA can produce false positive but that small 1% chance doesn't seems very... Read more »

testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...How long does it take for them to test HIV ? why do they say 1-2 weeks ? mine was ready in one week and im jw if something did come up Read more »

how long?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...There is a possibility i was exposed today to hiv. After how long can a test detect the virus in my body? Are those "free hiv tests" offered everywhere reliable? Read more »

HIV2 TESTING

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...anybody know how long hiv2 takes to come up on hiv test and what are the symptoms? How much longer is the life expectancy? Please answer. Read more »