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Waiting For My 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 »

Did I wait long enough to get an accurate HIV test result?

Hi, Could you help to clarify the meaning of test results I have received? Are they conclusive... Read more »

Not sure on status - Should I pursue a relationship or wait 6 months to get HIV test?

I'm 29 and I really want to get back together with my ex-girlfriend. Since our breakup, I... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

According to a 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... Read more »
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 of... 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

The North Dakota House on 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).... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Orleans: New HIV Test Cuts Wait Time for Results

Editor's Note: This story contains factual errors that have subsequently been corrected. Please click here for the corrections. For the past month, three New Orleans sites have offered HIV testing using a recently approved blood test that... Read more »
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JOCKO's TEST - ELIZA NEG ... HIV/RNA - waiting

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello folks ..... I stayed home from work today, hoping to get all of my test results back. My antibody test (at just over 8 weeks) was negative. Unfortunately, the results of the PCR have not come back as of yet. The neg. Eliza at 58 days adds a... Read more »

waiting for my test results

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
hi everybody. i went in for my 3 month HIV test this morning. now i have to wait for the results to come back. this is a terrible period of tim.e so many thoughts are going through my head; what will i do if they are positive? i have no insurance.... Read more »

Almost certain I am +, waiting on test to move on

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hello,

Maybe I should be posting under another section, but my test results have not yet returned. However, I have come to terms that what I have is indeed HIV/AIDS. I am just waiting for the result to tak the next step.

I am a 21 year old college... Read more »

help!!! waiting on test and scared

Posted by darkkangel, 1 Reply
in late january this year, i stupidly had unprotected sex with a man i hardly knew, to get back at my boyfriend for cheating on me and giving me chlamydia. i know this was a dangerous act, and yes, i have learned from it, after being treated for... Read more »