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How Does Chemo Affect Hiv Test

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Can chemo effect HIV test?

Dear Dr. Frascino:After being a worried weller for many years I now have something to really worry about. I was diagnosed with a sarcoma on my sacrum. The good news is I have a chance for a cure, however, it's a battle.I want to have another...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Shane,I'm sorry to hear about your sarcoma diagnosis! I'm also sorry your OCD is flaring and causing you to question your HIV test results. If the lab "assured" you the results were indeed yours, I would encourage you to... Read more »

Will chemotherapy affect HIV Testing?

I recently started chemotherapy for malignant melanoma (combination of Temodar and Thalidomide).... Read more »

Alcohol affects hiv test? (ALCOHOL AND HIV TEST RESULTS, 2010)

i had 2 hiv tests after 4.5 months and it was neg. it was a 4th gen test. the day before test i... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Anti-Cancer Agents: D. Liposomal Chemo for KS

The use of HAART suppresses HIV production, which allows the immune system to begin repairs. As a result, previously hard-to-treat infections usually begin to respond to therapy and may go into remission. In HIV positive people with a limited... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Latinos Disproportionately Affected by HIV/AIDS, Less Likely to Be Tested, Treated, Report Says

Although Latinos are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS, they are less likely to be tested or seek treatment for the disease, compared with non-Latinos, according to a report released yesterday by the National Alliance of State and Territorial... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Santa Clara County, Calif., Needs Testing, Counseling Network for Groups Disproportionately Affected by HIV/AIDS, Advocate Says

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department should act on "pleas" by county leaders, such as Santa Clara County Supervisor Jim Beall, to establish a full-time HIV testing and counseling network for groups disproportionately affected by... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Law Not Affecting HIV Testing

New York's law requiring the names of HIV-positive individuals to be submitted to the state is not discouraging people from getting tested, according to a study by the Department of Health's AIDS Institute. "Most people didn't even know we had... Read more »
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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 »

will vitamins and Immune system booster affect hiv test results??

Posted by xrayvison, 3 Replies
I have a quick question. I am going to get an hiv test done soon but I was wondering since I take a high dose of immune system boosters like vitamin c, zinc, and vitamin d as a supplement for healthy living, would this affect the outcome of my test... Read more »

Medication affecting HIV test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Where can I find out information about medication affecting results of HIV test? I was on antifungal when I took my test & worried about false negative.

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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 »