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Can PEP Treatments Interfere With HIV Antibody Tests

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DOES ANTIVIRAL DRUG INTERFERE THE HIV ANTIBODY TEST(IFA)- AN ANXIOUS 26 YEAR OLD MALE

Hello Dr. Bob,Does antiviral drugs as of "FOSCARNET SODIUM INJECTION" AND "RECOMBINANT HURNAN INTERLEUKIN-2" interfere with the HIV antibody test? Would this postpone the development of antibody?I was on the above mentioned...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your doctor prescribed Foscarnet and Interleukin-2 for "suspicion of possible HSV-2 and HPV?" Really? OK, first thing to do is find a different doctor, as this is not recommended treatment.Second, will these therapies affect your HIV... Read more »

Would Celexa interfere with HIV antibody ELISA test result.

Dr. McGovern, I got tested for HIV like ten days ago after eight months of exposure(EIA Elisa... Read more »

About PEP and Antibody Testings

Hi doc,I have been looking through the archives and I see that you say that the PEP treatment does... Read more »
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Gay Men's Health Crisis

PEP Talk

Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is sometimes referred to as the "morning-after pill" for individuals with unanticipated sexual or injection drug related exposures to HIV. This is misleading, as PEP is not as simple as swallowing a single pill. It... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Tuberculosis Drug Interferes With HIV Treatment, JAMA Study Says

The antiretroviral drug nevirapine is less effective in people with HIV/tuberculosis coinfection who begin taking nevirapine at the same time as the TB treatment rifampicin, according to a study published in Wednesday's HIV/AIDS-themed issue of the ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Structure and Outcomes of a HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Program in a High HIV Prevalence Setup in Western Kenya

"In 2001, HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) was initiated in western Kenya," explained the authors of the current study, which sought to describe the design, implementation, and evolution of the program. Patient data were analyzed for reasons,... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Before and After: PrEP and PEP

One of the more surprising discoveries of the last decade was that HIV meds could not only treat HIV infection, but also prevent it. Using these drugs soon after exposure to HIV has become an accepted practice, but using them before exposure... Read more »
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HIV DNA RT by PCR test and PEP medications

Posted by johnnyyop2011, 1 Reply
On June 16, I discovered I was exposed several times to HIV from March 15 to June 10.

I tested negative via an antibody tests both in April and on June 17.

On June 17, I was immediately put on Post Exposure Prophylaxis medications (Kaletra 200-50 mg... Read more »

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 »

PEP/PrPEP testing

Posted by Alex1664, 1 Reply
Hi I am very sure I have been infected but health care workers don't seem to take me seriously because they can't feel my symptoms, I was hoping somebody that had a failed PEP may enlighten me on their experience especially to do with delayed... Read more »

PEP and testing for G-Man

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
G-Man -

I have lifted a quote of yours from another post:

"If you are actually infected the disease will start replicating immediately and that is where ARS comes from in the 2 to 6 week range. The only things that can delay replication is PEP or... Read more »