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Hsv Does Not Affect Hiv Test Result

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Can Valtrex affect HIV test results? Please answer!

I know similar questions have been asked and I have read those answers, but I just want to be sure because I am extremely anxious about this. I have had HSV-2 for many years and occasionally I will take valtrex (for 3 days) when I think I am...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...questions. No matter how "extremely anxious" you may be, my response remains the same. Valtrex does not affect the validity of HIV tests or the duration of the seroconversion window. I can't say it any more plainly than that!Can you truly believe... Read more »

The effect of HSV on HIV load for testing purposes?

Dr. Bob,I have genital herpes for a year now and 2 months ago I had sex with a female sex worker in... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Seroprevalence and Risk Factors for Herpes Simplex Virus Infection in a Population of HIV-Infected Patients in Canada

... The researchers in the current study set out to determine the seroprevalence of herpes simplex virus (HSV) in a population of HIV-positive patients in Canada. The study participants were HIV patients attending five infectious-disease Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 and Other Genital Infections in the Acquisition of HIV-1 Among High-Risk Women in Northern Tanzania

... In the current study, investigators examined the role of herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) and other genital infections on HIV-1 incidence in a cohort study of female hotel/bar workers in Moshi, Tanzania, Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV-Related Risks:

...reinfected with syphilis. Viral STDs Genital Herpes Genital herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). Although HSV type 2 is classically associated with genital lesions and HSV type ... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

GMHC Leads Call to Action on National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day During Women's History Month

...girls -- is infected with at least one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (human papillomavirus (HPV), chlamydia, herpes simplex virus, and trichomoniasis. In New York City, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reports that... Read more »
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Do any drugs affect HIV test results?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am taking valium for anxiety and recently had a negative HIV test. Could taking valium have compromised the HIV test results? Read more »

Affecting factor for HIV test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I heard that some anti-allergic medicine (i.e piriton) will prevent the body from producing antibody...right?? Will someone take this medicine getting the -ve result for HIV even he/she is inflected. IF yes, need he/she stop to have those medicine... Read more »

Can Herpes Virus affect testing?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...elisa at 10 weeks and negative. Can the herpes infection cause me to show negative for HIV? Does herpes have any effect on the test result. I have heard of co-infection with HIV and Hep c causing late seroconversions. Can the same thing happen... Read more »

Zovirax(acyclovir) and HIV tests

Posted by Anonymous
...Does the HIV test results get affected if one is on Zovirax(acyclovir) medication when the blood sample for the test is taken. Zovirax is a medication Read more »