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Alcohol affects hiv test? (ALCOHOL AND HIV TEST RESULTS, 2010)

i had 2 hiv tests after 4.5 months and it was neg. it was a 4th gen test. the day before test i drank alcohol a lot. also i m a binge drinker. will this affect my hiv test? is my neg. test reliable? does alcohol stops or affects the production of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Alcohol will not affect the validity of HIV-antibody tests. See below.Dr. Bobalcohol and HIV tests (ALCOHOL AND HIV TEST RESULTS, 2009) Dec 10, 2009I am a college student and I've done a fair amount of drinking in the past. I got tested at 3... Read more »

Can drinking alcohol affect HIV test results

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Do any drugs affect HIV test results?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am taking valium for anxiety and recently had a negative HIV test. Could taking valium have compromised the HIV test results? Read more »

will vitamins and Immune system booster affect hiv test results??

Posted by xrayvison, 3 Replies
I have a quick question. I am going to get an hiv test done soon but I was wondering since I take a high dose of immune system boosters like vitamin c, zinc, and vitamin d as a supplement for healthy living, would this affect the outcome of my test... Read more »

Medication affecting HIV test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Where can I find out information about medication affecting results of HIV test? I was on antifungal when I took my test & worried about false negative.

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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 »