Sep 13, 2010
Hello Doctor, I had sex with a prost. in 2005 April and then got tested for 3 months then at the 6th month and the results were negative though now after reading some info on prednisone I recall having been treated with very high dosage of prednisone in February 2003 for 1 month for my facial paralysys (Bells-Palsy) so could this have effected the hiv elisa test and resulted in a false negative? would I need a PCR Dna ..... after all would you recommend me to get an hiv p24 COMBI test and would it be conclusive after about 5 years passed the incident of my risky behaviour? Thank you in advance.
Response from Dr. Frascino
A course of prednisone for treatment of Bell's palsy taken two years before an HIV-antibody test would not affect the validity or accuracy of your test. No additional HIV testing, including a PCR DNA, is warranted.
Your negative HIV tests at three and six months are definitive, conclusive and WOO-HOO-able.
Be well. Stay well.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.