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How Long Can You Live After An Hiv Diagnosis

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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 »

HIV test taking a long time to show positive result

I'm not sure this is the right forum, but I couldn't find any other that's more suitable. This is a... Read more »

HIV testing, how long should you wait

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

Vital Signs: HIV Testing and Diagnosis Among Adults -- United States, 2001 - 2009

...diagnoses, AIDS diagnoses, and late diagnoses of HIV infection (defined as an AIDS diagnosis made ≤12 months from an initial HIV diagnosis) for persons diagnosed with HIV infection during 2001 - 2008 and reported to CDC through June 2009; these... Read more »
The Body

HIV Testing 101

...overviews: HIV Testing: The Facts Are You Positive You're Negative? What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS? Ways to Test for HIV Types of HIV Tests Deciding if and When to Be Tested From TheBody.com's Experts: Common Concerns... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Passing the HIV Test for Black America

...diagnosed Black New Yorkers were nearly 24 percent less likely than their white peers to see a doctor within three months of their HIV diagnosis and more than twice as likely as whites to be without medical care one year after their positive HIV... 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 »

should i get a hiv test?

Posted by neri, 1 Reply
here's how it goes... I met my boyfriend last February, he is working abroad, we had sex only once. he is insisting that i should get a test for hiv. i don't know why he keeps on insisting on it. is there a possibility that he has hiv and he's just... Read more »

My Brother Tested HIV Positive

Posted by PJ211, 3 Replies
I really don't know what to say or how to talk to him about it. How do I start without falling apart in the process? The irony is that we're twins and it tears me apart. I always knew he needed to be safe, but I know he's lived a dangerous... Read more »

How do you cope with a HIV+ diagnosis.

Posted by sunkyst, 5 Replies
I am really out of my mind with worry. I am a 34 year old gay man and I had sex back on Feb 11 with a guy I met online. I was the passive partner and this guy topped me. I think the condom may have broken during intercourse and the guy may have... Read more »