|Dr. Bob, how are you? Couldn't find an answer to my question.
Sep 25, 2007
Dr. Bob, I have been taking celexa for the past three years. Lately i got a PCR test done for HIV 1 and HIV 2.
Would the use of celexa interfere with the accuracy of the PCR test? I got the PCR test done after 4 months of my exposure.
| Response from Dr. Frascino
The recommended screening test for HIV infection is an HIV-antibody test three months or more following the last exposure. PCR testing is not recommended for routine screening, due to the rate of false-positives, other technical considerations and cost. Celexa would not interfere with any HIV-related tests.
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