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Are Hiv Blood Tests Done Before Going On Birth Control Pill

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The Pill

Does the birth control pill (Yasmin)affect the accuracy of HIV blood test?
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...No, birth control pills do not interfere with the accuracy of HIV tests. Read more »

Do general blood test also test for HIV/AIDS?

I had two blood tests done recently for mono and strep throat. Would these tests show if I had... Read more »

interaction of Kaletra and Yasmin birth control pills

Dr. Pierone,I am Hiv positive with a CD4 count of 290 and undetectable viral load. I have been... Read more »
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The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...disease, particularly cirrhosis (scarring of the liver) and hepatitis, after a shorter time period than men. Oral contraceptives (birth control pills) can cause an increase in hepatic adenomas (liver tumors) and should not be used in women who... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...vaginal discharge HIV-positive women often have recurring yeast infections that are difficult to treat Antibiotics, steroids, birth control pills, and foods high in sugars or starches (breads, pastas, and alcohol) all promote the growth of... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Sustiva (Efavirenz, Stocrin)

...should not be used with efavirenz. Efavirenz is also not recommended with atripla. Efavirenz may change the effects of some birth control pills. A second method of birth control should be used while taking efavirenz. Clinical Trials Click ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Tipranavir (Aptivus)

...Effects? The most common side effects include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, tiredness and headache. Women taking birth control pills may get a skin rash. Tipranavir can make liver problems worse. Patients with hepatitis B or hepatitis... Read more »
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hiv oral quick vs blood test

Posted by bless4u, 3 Replies
how long does it take for the antibodies to form on test there story says it can lay dormant . Read more »

Blood tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Do they automatically check for HIV in regular blood tests, or if you give blood? If they do check for hiv when you give blood, do they tell you you have it? Read more »

can you detect HIV w/ a basic blood test?

Posted by Anonymous
...can you detect HIV w/ a basic blood test like testing for ur hematology and and blood chemistry? a blood test not specifically for HIV like the ELISA test. Read more »

what kinds of blood testing can determine HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...What kinds of blood testing can determine HIV? i had a blood test rescently but i dont know what it is for yet. Im not sure if i have hiv or not and im just Read more »