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Can Cortisone Shot Affect HIV Testing

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Hello Dr. Bob,Thanks for answering my question earlier. I had oral insertive sex (she licked/sucked my penis twice, spitted on it) all unprotected and then applied condom and gave me oral sex. I think the Sex worker was HIV +. I had an DNA PCR at 15...
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...Hello,Relax Max! A cortisone shot for eczema given 1.5 months prior to your exposure will not affect the validity of your definitive three-month (from the date of exposure) HIV-antibody test. Likewise, your use of topical cortisone Read more »

Cortison and hydrocortison ?? :(

hi doctor bob , firstly thank yoy for your time , before i ask the question i read the forum but... Read more »

you are one heck of a dude until...

until you start saying stuff like "a cortisone shot will delay seroconversion and PCR is warranted"... Read more »
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Any experts! Cortisone during window period!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Will the use of Cortisone during the window period(3-6 weeks) affect the human body in producing detectable anti bodies for the Hiv tests to detect? 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 »

False Negative

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi, I read somewhere that cortisone can cause false-negatives, well the day I took my HIV test, I had put some hydrocortisone cream on a rash I had earlier that day. Should I be concered that I recieved a false-negative? Read more »

Please advise! G-man, is this conclusive?!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...another at 11.5 weeks, which was negative as well! During this time i was using anti biotics and cortisone, would these meds affected the tests or the results, and would it affect the body in not producing detectable anti-bodies for the tests to... Read more »