Recently I took a drug test and found that I tested positive for THC or marijuana. After doing some research I discovered that many HIV meds can cause false positives on drug screens. This video talks about this.
Comment by: Brooke W.
Wed., Feb. 27, 2013 at 6:39 pm EST
This is interesting, as I've never heard this before in 20 years of HIV/AIDS work. Do you have any references to confirm this? Thank you.
Comment by: Lacking
Sat., Jun. 7, 2014 at 11:56 am EDT Teapot... you cannot reference forums as a valid reference. Peer reviewed studies please
Comment by: john swanson
Thu., Feb. 21, 2013 at 10:32 pm EST
I'm HIV+ and on meds for 5 years now...I am tested every two years, and occasional pop quizzes, as I have a CDL. I'm taking Norvir, Reyataz, and Abacavir/lamivudine, I have never popped positive for THC.
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