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How Long To Wait Until Getting 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

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pregnant and terrified hiv test taking too long

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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 »
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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 »
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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 »

Dispute over how long to wait 3 months or 2 weeks

Posted by arc3506, 5 Replies
...Hi, its been awhile since I've had to worry about getting tested for HIV. Well, did something stupid and now I'm going to. Can't believe what a dumb *&% I am. My doctor, who is a specialist in Read more »

NEW POST GETS ME ANGRY-Here's the CDC's guidelines

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...gotta test again in 3 years." GEEz it pisses me off. To those reading the post here are the CDC official guidelines on the HIV anti-body test. How long after a possible exposure should I wait to get ... Read more »

How long for a test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...days for getting the result of HIV test. I don't know whether they use the different method of testing or anything else! If the longer one would be more accurate for testing. Which one will be more accurate? What is the normal time for... Read more »