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Can Famciclovir Alter HIV Test Results

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Is there a factor that can alter an HIV test Result?

HII was wondering if there is any contraindication when testing for hiv that could generate a false result. For example if a person is on antidepressants, smokes or anything at all?Thank You, this is very important for me. ...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
The most common explanation for a false negative on an antibody test is getting tested within the window period (about three months since exposure). As far as the experts know, smoking and antidepressants will not cause inaccurate results on the... Read more »

hiv test results altered by use of acyclovir to treat primary hsv outbreak?

i had oral vaginal sex using a condom with a csw. first and only time, not that it matters.12 days... Read more »

Could iron tablets alter my negative result. Pls pls anwer.

Hi, I'm 21 year old Aussie girl who stupidly drank to much at a night club and ended up giving... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Oakland Tribune Examines OraQuick Rapid HIV Test That 'Could Alter' HIV Diagnosis, Treatment

The Oakland Tribune on Monday examined the use of OraSure 's OraQuick rapid HIV test, which can deliver a result in about 20 minutes, saying that the test "could alter diagnosis and treatment for thousands." An estimated 25% of the almost one... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

House Passes Bill That Would Alter HIV Testing Requirements for Prison Inmates; Chamber Also Approves Global Poverty Bill

The House on Tuesday passed by voice vote a bill (HR 1943 ) that would alter HIV testing requirements for federal prison inmates, CQ Today reports (Perine, CQ Today , 9/25). Current federal law and Bureau of Prisons regulations require people... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

House Judiciary Committee Approves Bill That Would Alter HIV Testing Requirements for Prison Inmates

The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday approved by voice vote a bill (HR 1943 ) that would alter HIV testing requirements for federal prison inmates, CQ Today reports. Current federal law and Bureau of Prisons regulations require inmates... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Might Be Result of Gene Mutation, Study Says

HIV might be the result of a gene mutation that occurred when the simian immunodeficiency virus -- believed to be the progenitor of HIV -- jumped from apes to humans, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Cell , Reuters reports.... Read more »
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Can Sulpiride affect the result of HIV antibody test?

Posted by character28, 2 Replies
Hi guys, do you have any information about this? Can it be possible that this antipsychotic alters the result of an HIV test? Is there actually any medicine that alters the result of an HIV test? I've asked this questions to the experts at TheBody... Read more »

Waiting for test results

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'm currently waiting for my 3 month ELISA results following unprotected vaginal intercourse with a woman I am fairly certain is in a low risk category. A similar test at 4 weeks was negtative.

However, about 3 weeks after the encounter I started... Read more »

found out june 24, first test results next week

Posted by ruralguy, 8 Replies
I found out in the course of a normal annual physical exam. Everything was fine and then I got an HIV positive result on June 24. I saw a specialist on July 3 and I get my first test results next week on the 16th. I'm 56 and I just be totally... Read more »

Ex-Lab Worker Questions HIV Test Results

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Ex-Lab Worker Questions HIV Test Results

By FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press writer

BALTIMORE - Thousands of patients could have received questionable HIV (news - web sites) test results not just hundreds, as hospital officials have suggested,... Read more »