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Antibiotics To Help Treat Hiv

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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
Hello,Once again, the information you request was already waiting for you in the archives!!! I've answered these concerns multiple times in the past. (See below for a small sample of what you will find in the archives!)Dr. BobHep B and HIV... 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 »

HIV sores and antibiotics

I know that there is no cure for HIV/AIDS but can the sores people get from HIV be cleared up with... Read more »
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AIDS Project Los Angeles

To Treat or Not To Treat ...

Let's say you have just received an HIV diagnosis, due to Pneumocystis pneumonia, a CD4 count of 120 and viral load at 260,000. Ask 100 doctors if you should be treated with antivirals (in addition to antibiotics and subsequent prophylaxis for the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Antibiotics Offer Hope in Fight Against Drug-Resistant TB: Study

A new class of antibiotics could help treat drug-resistant tuberculosis and other bacterial infections, according to scientists at Rutgers University's Howard Hughes Institute. Lead researcher Richard Ebright and colleagues discovered three... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

TB: CDC Encourages Docs to Check for Antibiotic Resistance

Tuberculosis (TB) can be effectively treated with combinations of oral antibiotics. The drugs for first-line treatment of TB include the following: isoniazid rifampin ethambutol pyrazinamide Additional first-line agents include the following:... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS 2010 Studies, Releases: Treating HIV-Positive Patients With ARVs Drove Down Number of New HIV Infections, Study Finds

"Treating HIV patients with cocktails of AIDS drugs helps to stop them spreading the infection further and more than halved the number of new HIV diagnoses in a study in Canada, scientists said on Sunday," Reuters reports. The study, which was... Read more »
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Preventive Antibiotics

Posted by picaropsv, 4 Replies
Hey all!

Looking for information and some of your kind words.
As I have mentioned in the past, last year, more or less around this time of year, I became quite ill with a strange kind of double pneumonia, one of the bugs was normal, but the other was... Read more »

treating hiv holistic healthwise

Posted by taian, 2 Replies
anyone involved treating hiv with herbology,using colloidal silver regime or other w/good results Read more »

My doctor is refusing to treat my HIV until I sign

Posted by Garth, 2 Replies
Hello world,
As a newly diagnosed HIV gay man, living in Edmonton Alberta, ( diagnosed 1 year now) I am facing what I beleive to be discrimination and bullying by my doctor. My counts when first diagnosed were CD4 500 and viral load 16,000. Over... Read more »

antibiotics and hiv testing

Posted by fearfulbear, 1 Reply
Was on I.V. antibiotics 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 »