Can Asthma Inhalers Cause False Negative On His Test

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asthma inhalers affects hiv test?

Dr. Bobi recently got a negative hiv result from rapid hiv test(serodia hiv1/2). my possible hiv risk was an oral sex 4 years ago. please help. i have read about use of corticosteroids may cause false negative result. i use seretide to control my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...salmeterol. (It's called Advair in the U.S.) Used as recommended it will not affect your HIV-antibody test results. You are negative. Stop worrying and start WOO-HOOing, OK?Be well. Stay well.Dr. Bob Read more »

possible late seroconversion

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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...takes from three weeks to two months for your immune system to produce HIV antibodies. During this "window period" you can test negative for HIV even if you are infected. If you think you were exposed to HIV, you should wait for two months... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...plan early treatment and intervention, improving your chances of slowing down the progression of HIV disease. If you test negative, you may feel less anxious. By knowing your status, you can find out whether or not you can infect... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...less than 300 May affect appetite More likely to occur in diabetics and when steroid medications (prednisone or certain asthma inhalants) are being taken Treatment: Local treatment with clotrimazole troches (lozenges) or nystatin liquid ... Read more »
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...therefore should be used with caution. Increased levels of the inhaled and nasal sprays that contain fluticasone, a steroid for asthma or allergies (found in Advair, Flonase, and Flovent) can occur with Rescriptor and therefore should be used... Read more »
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so ELISA tests NEVER give a false negative?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
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Can HIV be caught by inhaling it?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it possible to catch HIV by inhaling the vapours of bodily fluids such as semen and vaginal fluids? Can the smell of such fluids be absorbed by the linings of the nose and cause HIV infection? I understand that the nose is a mucus membrane and so... Read more »

False negative tests...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies and her family say they don't have her phone number! I feel I was probably hustled, but that's another story. I tested negative at 6 and 9 months but am doubtful of the test results. I've read that there are many subtypes(clade variations)... Read more »

False Negative

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi, I read somewhere that cortisone can cause false-negatives, well the day I took my HIV test, I had put some hydrocortisone cream on a rash I had earlier that day. Should I be concered Read more »
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