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Can Corticosteroid Cream Affect Hiv Test Results

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does corticosteroid cream (betamethasone dipropionate) affect result?

hello doctor, i have used betamethasone dipropionate cream for 2 months before i took my elisa test, does this affect test or could cause false negative?the result was both non reactive for HIv-1 and Hiv 2.I use that cream everytime my sebo flares...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
This will not obscure an HIV test result.DW... Read more »

adverse effect of betamethasone, topical corticosteroid cream

hello doctor, i have used betamethasone cream for 2 months before i took my elisa test, does this... Read more »

Thrush from corticosteroids or Hiv?

HiI had protected anal and vaginal intercourse w/my ex.For the first hr or so after i itched really... Read more »
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WebMD/corticosteroids

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
WebMD states that the use of corticosteroids can alter the HIV test...
My fiancee took the Home Access test approx. 17 months after sex with his ex-girlfriend, it came back negative. During the month before the test, he had 3 epidural injections... Read more »

GMAN- follow up on corticosteroid ?'s

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Thank you for replying to my questions. Dr. Bob says that taking high-dose corticosteroids can affect HIV test results, is he referring to something other than what my fiancee had (3 injections)? My fiancee tested again, this time 9 weeks after his... Read more »

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 »

will vitamins and Immune system booster affect hiv test results??

Posted by xrayvison, 3 Replies
I have a quick question. I am going to get an hiv test done soon but I was wondering since I take a high dose of immune system boosters like vitamin c, zinc, and vitamin d as a supplement for healthy living, would this affect the outcome of my test... Read more »