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How Long Does It Take To Get HIV Test Results Back

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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

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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 »

Test turnaround time?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...How long does it take to get HIV test result back in the U.S. I don't know if anyone is familiar with Quest Diagnostic. That is the company used. What is the general waiting Read more »

Test Results

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...How long does it usually take to get HIV test results back? I did my HIV test at a lab near me and they told me my doctor should have them within 5-7 days. I am on day 7. I called Read more »

Test results today

Posted by Hartigan, 2 Replies
...I get my test results this afternoon. I posted here in October last year, outlining my concerns. I had unprotected, receptive anal sex and became sick Read more »