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How Long Should I Wait Till I Get 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 »

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

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

...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 assess the accuracy and acceptability of the tests among groups at high... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...new study from 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... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Resistance Testing

...Testing Genotypic Testing Virtual Phenotype Cross-Resistance Problems With Resistance Testing What Is Resistance? HIV is "resistant" to a drug if it keeps multiplying rapidly while you are taking the drug. Changes (mutations) in the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...infection. (See Fact Sheet 102 for more information on HIV antibody testing.) For prognosis , viral load can help predict how long someone will stay healthy. The higher the viral load, the faster HIV disease progresses. For prevention , ... 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 »

Online testing centers

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Does anyone have any experience with the online testing centers i.e. advancedtestingcenter.com, ehivtest.com, etc. Does anyone know if they're reliable? Apparently they give HIV test results over the phone. I'm not sure if Read more »

How long after "symptoms" would you test positive?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...How long after "symptoms" would you test positive regardless if you have ARS or not..... Read more »

think your INFECTED?..PLEASE READ!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...just GET TESTED...if your not..than your NOT...and if you are..dont worry..its not like it used to be...you can live a very long healthy happy life..BUT..you have to get tested..not wait till your on your death bed just because you dont want to... Read more »