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Women and HIV/AIDS

...do as well as HIV+ men. Although treatment seemsto work as well in women, in some cases, the side effects may differ: Rashes: Researchers say that HIV+ womenare more likely than men to experience skin rashes from HIV medications. Liver problems: Women are more likelyto experience liver problems as a medication side effect. In fact, women with a CD4 countabove 250 are warned against starting a regimen with Viramune...
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Positive Elisa, Indeterminate Western Blot, Negative Rapid Test HIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)

Hi, Doctor - Around 2 weeks ago during my annual OBGYN appointment, I received a HIV test. The Elisa came back repeatedly positive and the Western Blot was indeterminate with traces of P24. Freaking out, I then went to my local health clinic 4 days...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You are most likely HIV negative. See below.Dr. BobHIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)Feb 21, 2009 Hi, I have been sexually active for over two years now. I got tested two years ago and it Read more »

I have seen a similar question in the archives, but would like to hear from you Dr. Bob. (CELEXA AND HIV TEST RESULTS, 2009)

Dr. Bob, I had an exposure exactly 24 weeks back. I was so stressed over the exposure, that my doctor prescribed me Citalopram. I was taking the Citalopram medication through out these 5 months during the morning and again in the evenings i used...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...test? I got the PCR test done after 4 months of my exposure. Thank You. Response from Dr. Frascino Hi, The recommended screening test for HIV infection is an HIV-antibody test three months or more following the last exposure. PCR testing is not... Read more »

Indeterminate HIV test while Pregnant

I'm 29 years old and I am 7 months pregnant. My HIV test has come back indeterminate twice so my doctor wants me to see a blood specialist. I was tested three years ago after my last relationship and after I was with my now current husband and was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Pregnancy can induce non-specific cross-reacting antibodies that can result in false-positive or indeterminate HIV tests. It's rather shocking your "OB acted like she never saw this before." It's certainly not uncommon. A quick read through... Read more »

Negative HIV test but reactive? Negative Western Blot

My OBGYN doctor called this afternoon and told me that my HIV test came back negative but reactive? I also think he said the lab did the Western Blot which also came back negative. Now they want to do the DNA test. Why do they need to do another...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Western Blot, which turned out to be negative. A reactive ELISA plus a negative Western Blot is considered to be a "negative HIV test." There are many potential causes for a falsely reactive ELISA test, including cross-reacting non-specific... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV Viral Load Testing

...copies of a specific part of thevirus called RNA or ribonucleic acid. Why do I need a viral loadtest if I have already hadan HIV test? An HIV antibody test indicates whether you areinfected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.A viral load test... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist

...vaccinations on a regular basis. You might want to keep your own file of test results. Also, keep track of any antiretroviral medications you take and when these change. This will be very helpful if you ever change health care providers. ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Older People and HIV

...respond well to antiretroviral treatment. Most older patients, unless they are drug users or have mental problems, take their medications more regularly than younger patients. They have better adherence (see Fact Sheet 405 ). Is HIV the Same... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...Having HIV makesHep C harder to treat because the immune systemis weaker. Having Hep C also makes HIV harder totreat. Many of the medications used to treat HIV areprocessed by the liver. A liver badly damaged byHep C cannot process drugs as well.... Read more »
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I had hiv symptoms for the last two years and still..............

Posted by testednegative
...symptomatic remedy. I would take special care to reveal to him only one symptom as i feared that he would suspect me and send me to hiv testing. I blamed myself for all this and felt extremely depressed. Ooh what days were those, i would think... 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 »

could this have comprimised a 3 month negative?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...about pounding oral anti inflamatorys??? i know your not dr's and a 3 month is conclusive, just wondering if in fact taking medication like i have been mayhave immonusuppressed me. thanks Read more »

hiv stories

Posted by Anonymous
...of it. They said it was cancer or HIV. I was so sure it was cancer and so did the doctors but at the same time they asked for tests for HIV. It was the biggest nightmare of my life. It was positive, I was HIV+ and my baby had AIDS. My husband... Read more »