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Can Corticosteroids Give False Hiv Results

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Corticosteroid use and HIV Rapid tests

Dear Dr Bob, Can treatment with 30mg prednisone daily for 10 days done 6 months before taking the HIV Rapid test(Method used is immuno blot) cause a false negative ?I tested negative but have Angular chelitis for nearly a month now 2...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your 10-day course of prednisone taken six months prior to your rapid HIV test would not affect the validity of the result. The vast majority of cases of angular cheilitis have absolutely nothing to Read more »

asthma inhalers affects hiv test?

Dr. Bobi recently got a negative hiv result from rapid hiv test(serodia hiv1/2). my possible hiv... Read more »

Chronic corticosteroid use and HIV Tests

I've seen you reassure many posters who have been treated intermittently with corticosteroids that... Read more »
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Uso de CORTICOSTEROIDES durante la prueba

Posted by Jc82, 2 Replies
hola amigos como estan... yo me encuentro muy mal muy preocupado.....como uds saben ..llevaba un alentador segundo elisa negativo a las 10.5 semanas dspues de un negativo a las 7.5 semanas.... pues bien hoy me he derrumbado despues de leer que el... Read more »

Hiv pcr false negative and seroconversion

Posted by Seoulguy, 1 Reply
...getting so I don't want to see people and I am a teacher and just don't know what to do. Could this be something other than HIV? Someone please respond. I am so scared. Read more »

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 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 Read more »