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Can Depression Medication Affect My Hiv Test

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Depression, Women and HIV

Table of Contents Women and Depression Depression in Women Living With HIV Depression and Older Women Living With HIV Depression Can Cause Serious Problems What Is Depression? Treatment Options Get Checked and Treated for Depression Women and Depression Studies have shown that, in the general population, women are two times morelikely to be depressed than men. While it is not clear why women suffer fromdepression so much...
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will a combination of a depressant and an anti depressant and Lorazepam, affect the HIV 1or HIV2 or HSV 2 or Hep B or HepC result?

Dear Dr. Bob, I was taking celexa for like two years and i used to drink a lot(every day)due to the stress over an exposure, during the same period. I used to take celexa for my depression and still be drinking alcohol,one more thing is that four...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Celexa, booze, lorazepam and tranquilizers???? WOW! Nealy? Nealy O'Hara from Valley of the Dolls, is that you again??? Relax, dearie, none of your "pick-me-ups" or "calm-me-downs" will affect your HIV or hepatitis tests,... Read more »

Dr. Mcgovern, will a combination of depressant(alcohol) and anti depressant(citalopram) for two years, will these affect the HIV or Hepatis B or Hep C test result.

Dear Dr. Mcgovern,i had a exposure, and due to the stress, i was on antidepressant(citalopram 20 mg everyday) and i was also drinking alcohol everyday in the same period, because of the stress again. In the morning i used to take citalopram 20 mg...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
No the blood tests are very accurate. I would not worry about a false negative due to these issues. I am concerned about your alcohol intake and hope that you have restricted this since alcohol (including beer) can cause significant liver disease.... Read more »

Lithium & Alprazolam (Xanax) affect HIV Antibody Test Results?

Do Lithium and/or Alprazolam (Xanax) affect HIV Antibody Test results? I see several generic questions about other depression/anxiety meds but nothing on these. I seem to be part of a trend of those both worried about HIV infection and...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
No.... Read more »

Do Lithium Carbonate & Alprazolam (xanax) affect HIV Antibody Test Results?

Do Lithium Carbonate and/or Alprazolam (Xanax) affect HIV Antibody Test results? I see several generic questions about other depression/anxiety meds but nothing on these. I seem to be part of a trend of those both worried about HIV infection and...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Thanks for writing it. Neither Lithium Carbonate and/or Alprazolam (Xanax) would affect your HIV antibody results. I hope this answer helps others too.In health,Richard... Read more »
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Medication affecting HIV test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Where can I find out information about medication affecting results of HIV test? I was on antifungal when I took my test & worried about false negative.

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Affecting factor for HIV test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I heard that some anti-allergic medicine (i.e piriton) will prevent the body from producing antibody...right?? Will someone take this medicine getting the -ve result for HIV even he/she is inflected. IF yes, need he/she stop to have those medicine... Read more »

Can Sulpiride affect the result of HIV antibody test?

Posted by character28, 2 Replies
Hi guys, do you have any information about this? Can it be possible that this antipsychotic alters the result of an HIV test? Is there actually any medicine that alters the result of an HIV test? I've asked this questions to the experts at TheBody... Read more »

Read this about what affect HIV test and so on!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
http://hopkins-aids.edu/publications/book/ch2_1.html

For you all worried!
Follow this link and read whats affecting the HIV test-False positive and False negatives and window and so on. Link to HIV medical management 2000/2001.

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