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Can Anxiety Medicines Affect Hiv Test

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Is the medicines after exposure of 6 months affect the HIV test results?

Sir,I had a sex with girl on the 21/12/08.In June,2009 I got fever, cold and cough. It has 7 days. doctor advised to take the medicine and hot water.after 7 days it went off.After I got body pains.so I went total body check up at 31/06/09. At the...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Dear Srinu,Medication will not cause your HIV test to be falsely negative. Since you have tested more than 9 months after your possible exposure (you do not even know if she had HIV) there is no need to have further testing. You have not... Read more »

Can high stress/anxiety affect HIV test results?

I have been reading a lot about the effects of stress on the immune system, and have a question. I... Read more »
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Depression, Anxiety Affect Cognitive Skills of Middle-Aged Women With HIV

This article was reported by PsychCentral . PsychCentral reported on a study of cognitive function in menopausal women with HIV. Pauline M. Maki, PhD, of the University of Illinois at Chicago and colleagues reviewed data on 708 HIV-infected and... Read more »
HIV Medicine Association

HIV Testing Policy: A Joint Position Paper of the HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American College of Physicians

Summary Federal policies regarding the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of AIDS have not kept pace with changes that have transformed the disease from a fatal illness to a chronic disease for patients with ongoing access to HIV care and... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Special Edition of Medicine Chest: Detection and Treatment of Depression

Depression is not unique to any individual or group. Depression can affect the mind, body, mood and behavior of anyone. As in the general population, some HIV-positive patients are at higher risk for clinical depression. Patients with a previous... Read more »
AIDS.gov

Institute of Medicine Releases Report on Health Care System Capacity for Increased HIV Testing and Provision of Care

Cross-posted from the Office of National AIDS Policy Blog on March 18, 2011. Today, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its third and final report in a project commissioned by the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP). Entitled "HIV... Read more »
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Affecting factor for HIV test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I heard that some anti-allergic medicine (i.e piriton) will prevent the body from producing antibody...right?? Will someone take this medicine getting the -ve result for HIV even he/she is inflected. IF yes, need he/she stop to have those medicine... Read more »

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 »

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 »

To Anxiety : error's in testing

Posted by Kevin_In_Sydney, 1 Reply
Hi anxiety,

http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Current/Q140777.html

This is an answer to a question from Ryan Kull which should quell your fears regarding errors in testing

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