|Celexa and HIV antibody test result
Jul 2, 2004
I tested negative (ELISA test) ten days ago eight months after an exposure. I have been on antidepressants(Celexa) for the past two years now. Could you please tell me if taking Celexa would have affected the test result(by casusing me not to make the antibodies), or will it affect the window period. If it affects then what should I do? Is there any definite way of ruling out HIV in my case? I'm ready to get any test done, because I lost everything till now and I don't want to destroy myself. Please answer. Thank you in advance. Date of Exposure, Oct 4th 2003. Date when I got tested, Jun 20th, 2004 Been on anti depressant medication since Feb 2002.
Response from Dr. Conway
There is no evidence that Celexa will interfere with the test result. If the HIV antibody test is negative 9 months after a possible exposure to the virus and you have had any other risk exposures during this time, you can rely on the result of the test, which shows that you are not infected with HIV.
Neurotoxoplasmosis Drug Resistance
- Is Ti Common To Get A Uti Before Herpes Outbreak?
- Risk Using No Condom When One Partner Has Herpes But Not On An Outbreak
- What Are The Consequences Of Untreated Bacterial Vaginitis?
- What Is The Best Way To Treat Genital Herpes?
- Can You Get Syphilis With Condom?
- Syphilis And The Immune System
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.