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Can anemia /possible occupational exposure effect hiv antibody test

I am a former home health aide and in January I was aaigned to a new patient. I worked with this patient for two weeks. During the course of the two weeks I bacame slack in regards to wearing my gloves while cleaning. I really did not think the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You don't recall being stuck, so I strongly doubt you were. Can you ever remember a lancet or needle stick that you didn't feel? Neither can I. Second, you had negative HIV tests up to 6 months after this "potential" exposure,... Read more »

fibroids and HIV antibody test.

Dr. Bob, My friend has fibroids in her uretus, due to which i think she has lots of bleeding and irregular menstrual cycle. The doctors that may be it might be cancerous or malignant, they did a test and said that is not cancerous. My question to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Fibroids will not affect HIV test results. Period. (No effect on anti-HIV antibody production, seroconversion, the duration of the window period, false-negative or false-positive rates, etc.) Thanks for your tax-deductible donation to the Robert... Read more »

anemia effect on HIV antibody test

Hi Dr, My friend has anemia. She is going to get a HIV antibody test for HIV 1 and HIV 2. Being anemic or having anemia, does it have an affect on the HIV antibody test? i mean like delayed sero conversion or false results. Does she need to get a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Anemia will not affect HIV-antibody test results.Dr. Bob... Read more »

pos. person on meds testing neg. possible? (HIV ANTIBODY TEST VERSUS HIV VIRAL LOAD TEST)

Hi Dr. Bob. First thank you for all your generous answers. My question is:If someone is on meds for hiv(any, not specific)and their v.l. is undetectable, how possible is it they can go down to the local health department and test negative? Thanks...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello m. p.,How possible is it that an HIVer on antiretroviral medications that have driven his HIV plasma viral load to undetectable levels will test "HIV negative" (HIV-antibody negative) at his local health department? The answer is it... Read more »
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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 »

Antibody test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I asked my girlfriend to take a rapid antibody test in a clinic to see if she had HIV, as I found out she was injecting drugs. The result was negative but I am worried she cheated the test with Anti-viral drugs, is it possible?
I had all the symptoms... Read more »

Elisa antibody testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Doctors claim that the Elisa antibody test is 99.9% accurate unless you are in a high risk group and your symptoms are clinicly suggestive of hiv infection.

In other words, the test is not accurate at all. Risk groups and symptoms should have nothing... Read more »

rieter's syndrome and antibody testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was diagnosd with rieter's syndrome a form of arthritis 5 years ago,now after a risky encounter i tested neg at 3 months (90 days) after exposure.I was told by one source that rieter's could effect my body to make antibodys or delay them.now im... Read more »