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How Much Corticosteroid Can Cause False Negative

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asthma inhalers affects hiv test?

Dr. Bobi recently got a negative hiv result from rapid hiv test(serodia hiv1/2). my possible hiv risk was an oral sex 4 years ago. please help. i have read about use of corticosteroids may cause false negative result. i use seretide to control my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...salmeterol. (It's called Advair in the U.S.) Used as recommended it will not affect your HIV-antibody test results. You are negative. Stop worrying and start WOO-HOOing, OK?Be well. Stay well.Dr. Bob Read more »

I know, I know...I've already Woo Hoo ed

I was reading through previous questions when I noticed that you mention that use of... Read more »

HELP DR. BOB!!! Please don't let them take me away

Dear Dr. Bob:I cannot thank you enough for answering my last question. As greedy as I feel at the... Read more »
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...takes from three weeks to two months for your immune system to produce HIV antibodies. During this "window period" you can test negative for HIV even if you are infected. If you think you were exposed to HIV, you should wait for two months... Read more »
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Osteoporosis

...Hepatitis C infection Rheumatoid arthritis and related diseases Advanced kidney disease Thyroid disorders Use of corticosteroid (anti-inflammatory) drugs such as prednisone or hydrocortisone for more than 3 months HIV... Read more »
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Uso de CORTICOSTEROIDES durante la prueba

Posted by Jc82, 2 Replies
...hola amigos como estan... yo me encuentro muy mal muy preocupado.....como uds saben ..llevaba un alentador segundo elisa negativo a las 10.5 semanas dspues de un negativo a las 7.5 semanas.... pues bien hoy me he derrumbado despues de leer que... Read more »

WebMD/corticosteroids

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...alter the HIV test... My fiancee took the Home Access test approx. 17 months after sex with his ex-girlfriend, it came back negative. During the month before the test, he had 3 epidural injections (corticosteroids) in his back for his bad disk.... Read more »

Corticosteroids- experts only please (Gman)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...My fiancee took the Home Access test approx. 17 months after sex with his ex-girlfriend, it came back negative. During the month before the test, he had 3 epidural injections (corticosteroids) in his back for his bad disk. The test was Read more »

GMAN- follow up on corticosteroid ?'s

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...than what my fiancee had (3 injections)? My fiancee tested again, this time 9 weeks after his last shot and again came back NEG from Home Access. Please advise what your opinion is as an AIDS counselor??? Read more »