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Can Asthma Medication Interfere With HIV Tests

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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...antibodies to fight HIV. It usually takes two to three months for them to show up. In rare cases, it can take longer than three months. During this "window period" you may not test positive for HIV even if you are infected. Normal HIV tests don't work for newborn children of HIV-infected mothers. In many places, you can get tested anonymously for HIV. Once you test positive and start to receive health care for HIV infection, your name may be...
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HIV Test / HIV Medication

Hi -My partner, we have been together over a year, is HIV positive. I had symptoms back in february which seemed like seroconversion, and an ora quick came back positive in February as well. After that, I performed high risk sexual activity...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Atripla as PEP within 72 hours, she may decide to continue you on PEP for a full 28-day course. You would then need follow-up HIV testing at six weeks, three months and six months from the date of exposure.It's still possible this could all work... Read more »

COULD I BE HIV POSITIVE (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU, 2010) ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2011)

Hello Doc, I am really worried. I had unprotected sex (on 14 Feb 2010) with my ex-girl. We broke up and 8 months later she was tested positive for hiv (12 Oct 2010). She told me this recently about her status and that I should take a test too...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...to know" you are HIV positive???? No, absolutely not. In fact what you don't know in that situation could kill you. Delayed HIV diagnosis is still the number one cause of HIV morbidity and premature HIV-related mortality. Knowledge is power! If... Read more »

Please help me to find out if I have got infected by HIV

Hi Robert, Could you please help me out. I had sex with a sex worker(unknown HIV status) with condom a week ago. She did oral sex with condom. after that I had vaginal sex with condom ? I got cold and bit of fever now. I started worried if I got...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
..."is there any test that shows I have been infected by the virus?" But the very next statement is: "I don't want to do direct HIV test because I am scared." So you want me to tell you about HIV-diagnostic tests, but you're too afraid to actually... Read more »

Scared to go to the doctor or get tested (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU, 2010) ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2010)

Dr Bop please, please, please I need your help.I've written to you many times over the past few months, you have responded twice, and I thank you so much for that (I was the Positive I'm Positive Fluffernutter who tested negative on an Oraquick Oral...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...to know" you are HIV positive???? No, absolutely not. In fact what you don't know in that situation could kill you. Delayed HIV diagnosis is still the number one cause of HIV morbidity and premature HIV-related mortality. Knowledge is power! If... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV Rapid Tests for HIV Home HIV Antibody Tests Urine Test for HIV RNA / NAAT Testing For-Profit Test... Read more »
The Well Project

Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

...and Support It's Better to Know HIV and Women Make a New Start Useful Info Sheets for Newly Diagnosed Getting an HIV diagnosis can feel like the worst news in the world. It is common to feel anger, fear, confusion, shock, depression,... Read more »
AIDSinfo

Starting Anti-HIV Medications

...develop an AIDS-defining illness (an illness that is very unusual in someone who is not HIV positive). Antiretroviral: a medication that interferes with replication of retroviruses. HIV is a retrovirus. CD4 count: CD4 cells, also called T... Read more »
The Body

HIV Monitoring Test Basics

...care provider and get two additional tests. Most HIV-positive people can live many years with HIV before they need to take medications to control it. However, every person who tests HIV positive should immediately have two additional tests: a... Read more »
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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 »

Sexual Assualt, HIV testing, depression.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...negative. Tested for HIV @ 28 days DUO AgAb and again @ 87 days with a rapid bloodtest Ab, beleive it was Abbott Determine, both HIV tests come back as Negative. So far so good. HIV tests were done with Dr fully registered with the GMC and... 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. Read more »

any babies infected by breast milk?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Would someone know how many if any babies hiv infected by breast milk? Read more »