|Corticosteroids - computed tomography, x-rays, antibiotics
Aug 13, 2009
Bonjour Dr Bob,
I'm writing you in reply to my previous post 2 days ago. ( http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Current/Q203286.html ) (computed tomography, x-rays, antibiotics ). You have been so helpful to me, and hope to answer to this post again.
I have a few questions for you. Next week will be 12 weeks since my exposure (unprotected vaginal sex with a college girl, not high risk girl, but unprotected is unprotected). I'm going for a HIV test (1/2/antigen) Eclia 4 generation.
But, one week after exposure, I was playing soccer with my friends, and one of them, broke my cheek bone and arcade. (accidentally) I write you in details, to see if one of next things will affect my window period or test accuracy.
1) x-ray performed on head - NO affect on window period or test at 12 weeks, right? 2) CAT - NO affect on window period or test at 12 weeks, right ? 3) my eye was with blood on it, so I received next medicine: 1.1) TAROSIN (rutosidum) - food supplement - NO affect ....? 1.2) VITAMIN C - NO affect ...? 1.3) INDOCOLLYRE - eye solution - NON steroidal anti-inflammatory - NO affect ...?
4) AUGMENTIN (5 days) - antibiotics - NO affect on window period or test at 12 weeks, right?
5) after 4 weeks I've done Otitis on my right ear, swiming in thermal water (like romans do) (Have you seen the movie Rome?) Doctor give me next drugs: 5.1) Doxycycline (7 days) antibiotics - NO affect on window period or test at 12 weeks, right? 5.2) Aponil (NIMESULIDUM) (20 tablese) - non steroidal anti-inflammatory ... NO affect ..? 5.3) Rhinocort Aqua spray (for nose, 2 times / day ) - 2 weeks - corticosteroids ???? Here is my question...I've read through your posts, and even if Rhinocort Aqua is a corticosteroids, it have NO affect on window period or test, right? 5.4) ciplox (ciprofloxacin) - ear solution...NO affect ...right?
6) All these medicine, combine, have NO affect on window period or test results?
I'm asking all these, because I want to be sure that my test at 12 weeks, is accurate and definitive. I have no other illness. I'm a healty 30 years old man.
Can I wooooooohoooooooooo if I get a negative result?
I owe your a good wine, in Paris, when you are coming...Wish you all the best in the world. God bless you.
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Neither the drugs you listed nor procedures you've had will affect HIV-antibody results. Yes, if you test negative three months or longer from the date of potential exposure, you can WOO-HOO with confidence!
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