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Antibiotics And HIV Testing

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Hepatitis B / Antibiotics and HIV Test (ANTIBIOTICS AND HIV TESTING, 2009)

I currently have Hepatitis B and have just finished taking azithromycin for a cough.I just took a Home Access Hiv test (6 weeks after potential exposure) and was wondering if either the Hep B or antibiotics would affect the negative result.Thank you.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...appreciated. In return I'm sending you my good-luck karma that your definitive HIV test is negative. Good luck. Be well. Dr. Bob Can antibiotics affect test Results?Mar 8, 2007 Can antibiotics affect the results of an HIV Test? I was tested... Read more »

Can Antibiotics taken after exposure delay seroconversion (ANTIBIOTICS AND HIV TESTING, 2010)

Dr. Bob, I want to thank you for taking the time to answer my questions in the past. Unfortunately... Read more »

Cefprozil Antibiotic Will It Affect My HIV TEST

Good Day Dr. BobMy doctor has put me on Cefprozil antibiotic for my throat infection. If I take an... Read more »
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Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...livers caused by: Other prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs such as Tylenol (acetaminophen), repeated use of antibiotics, or exposure to chemicals AIDS related opportunistic infections (OIs) such as MAC (mycobacterium avium... Read more »
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Pneumonias

... Table of Contents What Is Pneumonia? Pneumonia and HIV Conclusion What Is Pneumonia? Pneumonia refers to any inflammation of the lungs, usually caused by a germ (infection). Read more »
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Tuberculosis (TB)

...INH can cause liver problems, especially for black or Hispanic women. If you have active TB disease, you will be treated with antibiotics. Because the TB bacteria can develop resistance to individual drugs, you will be given a combination of... Read more »
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antibiotics and hiv testing

Posted by fearfulbear, 1 Reply
...overnite in a hospital for diverticulitis, sent me home with some tablets of antibiotics, while i was still on antibiotics took a hiv elisa test. would the anti biotics give a false neg or interfere with the test.thank you. Read more »

hiv neg 3months thrush 6months?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...tested hiv neg at 3 months with elisa blood test....but 6 months post exposure i've got thrush...it was ruled from antibiotics, but am curious now. my hiv neg testing was brought into the picture but am curious. i was told to put hiv out of my... Read more »

Worried and need to get tested

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...discussing with a cousin who is a nurse...she thinks I am just paranoid and may have only had a UTI. I am planning to get an HIV test soon, as soon as I complete antibiotics....anyones input on this, would greatly be appreciated. Hopefully God... Read more »

thrush returns

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I had oral thrush end of February this year and it took a few weeks to get rid of (due to antibiotics). My doctor tested me for HIV and it was negative after 32 days. I left the country shortly after and my doctor said that the Read more »