Can Antiviral Drugs Mask Test Results

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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 treatment in the 5th...
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 antibody... Read more »

Does Sustiva give a drug use result upon testing

I need to know that when you are taking Sustiva and you are drug tested does this drug show a... Read more »

antiviral drugs

Hi,It is possible for an individual to contract hiv by mistakenly taking hiv antiviral drugs.I look... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Questions & Answers: Antiviral Drugs, 2009-2010 Flu Season

...reduce delay before treatment is initiated. What actions should health care providers take when waiting for influenza test results? When treatment is indicated, health care providers should consider empiric treatment while... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Updated Interim Recommendations for the Use of Antiviral Medications in the Treatment and Prevention of Influenza for the 2009-2010 Season

... table 1 below Initiate treatment as early as possible after onset of symptoms Treat empirically before diagnostic test results are reported When definitive diagnosis is indicated, request definitive diagnostic tests (rRT-PCR*, ... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Other Antiviral Agents in Development

...inhibitors, there are candidates in development that inhibit additional targets: NS5a, alpha-glucosidase, and cyclophilin B. Other Antiviral Agents (oral) Product Manufacturer Status A-831 Arrow Therapeutics/Astra Zeneca Phase... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Buzz: Taking Giant Steps Forward in Antiviral Drug Treatment

...psychologically, but it is probable that the elevated lipids (blood fat) will increase cardiovascular disease risk. The various antiviral drugs are ranked in clinicians' minds by their potential to cause metabolic and lipodystrophic problems. As... Read more »