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post-exposure prophylaxis

Jul 17, 2009

Hi Dr. Joe, Thank you again for your previous answer. I appreciate it. I took the HIV-1 DNA by PRC Test and the HIV-1 Abs on the 36th day after exposure. Both tests came negative. I have never tested positive on any HIV tests. I've been taking a sleeping pill for insomnia called Zolpidem for about 5 weeks before I did my tests(10 mg each day because of my anxiety and worried about of these HIV tests)Also, I took 2 pills of Taylenol for headhead. My question is: Could have these insomnia pills made my DNA by PCR test come negative? Or the tylenol? I have not taken any other medication but these two I just mentioned.

Thank you again.

Response from Dr. McGowan

Thanks for your follow-up.

No the medications you took would not have affected the PCR tests. Don't worry.


Darunavir or not to Darunavir + Low WBC
Can't understand results

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