Can Atripla Cause False Positive On Drug Screen For Marijuna

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Atripla and false positives for marijuana

In the September 7th issue of "Hot Topics" you stated Atripla is well known to give false positives for marijuana on drug screenings. As someone who is on Atripla and potentially going to be looking for other employment in the near future, this is...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...though worrisome, use of Atripla has essentially never directly resulted in either not getting hired or loss of a job due to the false positive drug test issues. The risk for false positive tests for marijuana is low/modest--I don't have a firm... Read more »

Atripla and Drug Screening

I'm changing jobs - my new employer will ask for a drug screen (as well as a FULL physical). How... 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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Atripla

...Viread dose cannot be adjusted. Therefore, Atripla should not be used in people with severe kidney problems. Atripla can cause a false positive for marijuana on certain drug tests. A more specific confirmatory test can be done. There's another... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Atripla (Efavirenz + Emtricitabine + Tenofovir)

...should not take Atripla, especially during the first 3 months of pregnancy. People who take Atripla may falsely test positive for marijuana use. To prove that the results are false, you would have to identify the drug that you are taking. This... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Atripla (Efavirenz/Tenofovir/FTC)

... ef-FAH-ver-enz / em-tri-SIT-uh-bean / te-NOE-fo-veer --> Brand Name: Atripla Other Name(s): Efavirenz / Emtricitabina / Tenofovir DF Drug Class: Combination Drugs Atripla includes three antiretroviral Read more »
The Body PRO

Early Expiration May Be Cause of Unusually High False-Positive Rates on OraQuick Rapid HIV Tests, Study Finds

...December 2007, who had either an initial HIV negative result or a preliminary positive result on the test that was proved to be a false positive after confirmation with an IFA [immunofluorescent assay] or a Western Blot. 1 Shelley... Read more »
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