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Should I Wait To Get 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 »

If VL isundetectable and I take an HIV test, do I test HIV positive?

Hello, I was wondering if the HIV positive diagnosis can only be made if the VL is present in... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois: Patients Waiting in ER Offered Free HIV Test

... Patients in the emergency room at Advocate Trinity Hospital in Calumet Heights are routinely offered free HIV tests and most say yes to screening. More than 5,000 people have been tested since the program began last May. Fewer than 20 percent Read more »
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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

North Dakota Legislature Passes Bill to Reduce Sexual Assault Survivors' Wait Time for Results of Alleged Attackers' HIV Test

...Thursday voted 92-1 to pass a bill ( SB 2358 ) that would reduce the time sexual assault survivors must wait for the results of an HIV test on their alleged attackers, the Associated Press reports (Associated Press, 3/15). Under the bill,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Get Tested on HIV Testing Day

... In the run-up to National HIV Testing Day June 27, CDC has released new statistics indicating that more than 1.1 million Americans are HIV positive, with 21 percent 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 »

Hiv/test

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...How long after sexual contact should you wait to have an Hiv test,to have an accurate result? I've hear 6 months is long enough but should I wait longer? Read more »

Hiv testing

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Hi. I have read many posts in which people describe my current problems. I have had Lots of signs of Hiv but continue to test neg even after eleven months. My Doctor tells me it can take as long as ten years to develop enough antibodies to show... Read more »

HIV test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...if she is HIV positive than I must have gotten it by now due to the very "liberal" use of safe sex methods. I know about the HIV test where you must wait 3 months before you can get accurate test results, but I was wondering if there is ANY test... Read more »