|Accutane and HIV Testing
Oct 12, 2013
Hi all, I already looked over information about when I should test after a potential exposure. I got that covered and already took two tests to calm my anxieties. The negative results are highly reassuring. Unfortunately, it struck me again. I am taking isotrentionin (accutane) for about 3 1/2 -4 months. My potential exposure was two months into treatment. I know that 3 months is conclusive unless the person has undergo chemotherapy or another form of immunosupression treatment. That is why I am wondering if isotrentionin may extend the window period to 6 months because it can be used as a chemotherapy drug for skin cancer. Pretty much asking if accutane will delay the production of HIV antibodies. I hate how my anxiety overtakes and finds every little thread of doubt. I will try to calm them down but scientific results and information from this community will help a lot. Thank you and God bless.
| Response from Dr. Wohl
No. See response I just posted regarding thyroid medication.
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