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Atripla & drug screening

I have been taking Atripla daily for the past year recently accepted a position with a company who sent me to pre-employment drug screening. Can Atripla cause a false positive reading in this type of drug screening? I also occasionally take Xanex...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
The Sustiva (efavirenz) which is contained in Atripla rarely results in a false positive blood test for marijuana. Xanax will produce a positive test for benzodiazepine if this is tested for (unlikely), but not marijuana.... Read more »

Atripla and false positives for marijuana

In the September 7th issue of "Hot Topics" you stated Atripla is well known to give false... Read more »

Drug screening and Atripla

I am currently on Atripla and need to have a drug screening for my job. I have heard that I could... Read more »
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postive drug screen

Posted by JavierNYC, 4 Replies
hello everyone, i was started on atripla 6 months ago and i'm going to start a new job which i have to take a urine drug test. i have read that sometimes atripla causes a false positive for canabus(marijuana)(weed), how true is this. i really need... Read more »

Pre employment drug testing and Atripla

Posted by ImaNiceGuy, 3 Replies
I am aware that a drug test can show false positive if you take Atripla. Was wondering if most drug testing facilities know to use more specific test when you list Atripla as your medication.

Anyone here had recent experience with pre employment drug... Read more »

initial screening positive but no antibodies?

Posted by dmvcc99, 1 Reply
Forgive me if this has already been addressed. A week and a half ago I had a regular HIV screening. Not sure if this was ELISA or not, but my guess would be yes as it was through my general physician. From what my Dr. told me, the initial... Read more »

pre employment drug screen

Posted by chrgd71, 2 Replies
i am going for a new job. its one i REALLY want. i have been on meds for 7 months now, sustiva/truvada. all the info i can find states that i will probably show a false positive because of the sustiva. has anyone else had to deal with this? how... Read more »