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Are Hiv Blood Tests Done On Women Going On Birth Control Pill

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The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...liver disease Hepatic adenomas (liver tumors) Women tend to develop alcohol-related liver 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 have had these benign (non-cancerous) tumors. Caring for Your Liver The liver has a special ability...
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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 okay taking Kaletra and Truvada for one year until 3 months ago when i got a prescription for yasmin birth control pills and am awaiting my last shot for...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, and thanks for posting. There is a lot of misunderstanding about hepatitis in general. Hepatitis simply means liver inflammation. When the liver function tests increase, as yours have, something is producing inflammation of the liver. The... Read more »

Knowing if you have already been checked.

I recently got sexually involved with a woman, and she is on the birth control pill. To get the pills she told me that they took blood, and I was wondering if that test would check for aids.
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...TransmittedDiseases (STD's). One cannot assume she was tested for HIV or other STD's,just because she had a blood test. Women on birth control pills are notautomatically tested for HIV and other STD's. The only way to know if shewas tested,... 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 HIV/AIDS? there were abnormalities, but i have no idea what they mean.
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
NO. Read more »

Oral Contraceptive

I was considering going on birth-control pills (ortho tri-cyclen lo) to help control facial acne; I am in my early 30s and my acne seems to be stress/hormonal related. I was diagnosed HIV positive in November and I am not currently on any meds...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...Oral contraceptives remain an appropriate option for the HIV infected woman. However, a number of antiretrovirals such as nelfinavir, ritonavir, Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Treatment Issues for Women

...symptoms, be sure to discuss them with both your GYN and HIV medical providers. Special Considerations for Women Using Birth Control Pills Birth control pills are often used in HIV to regulate abnormal menstrual cycles or for women... 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 »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Treatment Issues for Women your body. These include Megace (megestrol acetate), contraceptives like Norplant and Depo-Provera, and progesterone-only birth control pills. If you're using any of these treatments for an extended period of time, you'll need to monitor your... Read more »

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 »
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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 Read more »