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Can Advair Diskus Alter HIV Test Results

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corticosteroid question has me on edge about asthma meds

Hey Doc, You've said that high dose corticosteroids like Prednisone can sometimes cause false negatives. What exactly is a 'high dose'? I use an albuterol inhaler and advair diskus daily for asthma. Could this have lead to false 12 and 24 week...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...would not alter HIV-antibody test results. Albuterol does not contain any steroids. So "breathe easy," my wheezy friend, your HIV test results are definitive and conclusive.Stay well!Dr. Bob Read more »

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I got tested this morning and I'm waiting until the result of the laboratory is available on the... Read more »

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...take longer than three months. During this "window period" you may not test positive for HIV even if you are infected. Normal HIV tests don't work for newborn children of HIV-infected mothers. In many places, you can get tested anonymously for... Read more »
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...result to the Los Angeles County Public Health Department (LACPHD). Staff at the Sherman Oaks-based AIM conducted a PCR-DNA test for HIV on the adult-film performer on Oct. 9. Their diagnosis of HIV infection was made Oct. 12. On Tuesday, AIM... Read more »
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Zambia: Government's SMS System for HIV Test Results

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Do any drugs affect HIV test results?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am taking valium for anxiety and recently had a negative HIV test. Could taking valium have compromised the HIV test results? Read more »

Test results

Posted by briannan, 3 Replies
Local health department...was supposed to get them back today, but now they are saying Friday. Should I be worried that its taking longer it means its positive? When I called the first time today, they said they didn't have any of that day's blood... Read more »

Confuse about test results

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I went to the Hospital to get tested for HIV after possible exposure at 18 weeks, my result was ready in 1 hour and it read: HIV (1&2) Negative Negative. This is not an ELISA test nor a Western Blot, so my questions are: What kind or type of... Read more »

Can ecstasy hinder HIV test results ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi there. I was just wondering if taking drugs like ecstasy or cocaine a few weeks before testing can affect the results in any way ? Also, I read somewhere that ecstasy use lowers the immune system, so could this cause any problems when testing ? Read more »