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Can Asthma Medication Interfere With HIV Tests

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Would Celexa interfere with HIV antibody ELISA test result.

Dr. McGovern, I got tested for HIV like ten days ago after eight months of exposure(EIA Elisa Antibody test). the result came out to be negative. But i am still worried, the reason being is that i was on antidepressant medication(celexa 20mg/day)...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
If the exposure you were worried about occurred in October, then your antibody test should have been positive by June.I would not seek further testing at this point in time. As far as Celexa goes, this should not interfere with HIV testing.My advice... Read more »

Does other medication interfere with ELISA results

Is there any known medication that interferes with ELISA testing?I tested negative for both HIV 1... Read more »

Again positive HIV with steroid interfere

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U.S. Bullying Interferes With HIV/AIDS Prevention

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U.S. Bullying Interferes With HIV /AIDS Prevention

The United States government would have the world believe it has been a major contributor in the fight against AIDS but many are unaware of the harmful tactics and funding shortfalls.

Throughout the... Read more »

Medications and HIV Test

Posted by kbuddy77, 2 Replies
Hey guys quick question does anyone know if Lithum, Seraquil, Ambien Effect a Hiv test I tested neg at 2 mths. Im not a worry well i just wanted to ask this early on but forgot thanks!! 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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HIV DNA RT by PCR test and PEP medications

Posted by johnnyyop2011, 1 Reply
On June 16, I discovered I was exposed several times to HIV from March 15 to June 10.

I tested negative via an antibody tests both in April and on June 17.

On June 17, I was immediately put on Post Exposure Prophylaxis medications (Kaletra 200-50 mg... Read more »