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How Long Should You Wait To Take An Hiv Test

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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 testing, how long should you wait

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HIV test taking a long time to show positive result

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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 »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Frequently Asked Questions About Safe Sex and HIV Prevention

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The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...symptoms are mild, or people think they have a cold or the flu. The only way to know for sure if you are infected is to take an HIV test. Do I Need to Get Tested for HIV? The CDC estimates that about 21% of HIV-positive people do not know... 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 »

various questions

Posted by Anonymous
...most do not show symptoms for 8-10 years?Can you be HIV positive and never progress to AIDS? How long should you wait to take HIV test after possible exposure and how accurate is the test. If anyone can help me on this I would appreciate it.... Read more »

tested at 4 months

Posted by Anonymous
...About a year ago I really started having bad diarhea. I really became worried and went to the doctor and had an HIV test which came back negative...it was a little over 4 months since I had had my last sexual encounter. Well the doctor thinks I... Read more »

waiting

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...how long should i wait before making the HIV test, i belive it is 1 month after the last sexual intercours .am i right? PLEASE HELP... Read more »