Can Drugs Affect Result Of Hiv Test

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Drug interactions affecting result of HIV rapid test

Dr. Frascino,Recently I was tested using the OraQuick advance rapid HIV test (oral swab) and the test was negative. I am currently on HCTZ (diurectic) pill for hypertension. Would this medication affect the outcome of the test. If the test was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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Hepatitis Risk affecting HIV test results

Hey Doc,I recently tested HIV negative 19 weeks after a possible exposure. I did however catch... Read more »

Alcohol affects hiv test? (ALCOHOL AND HIV TEST RESULTS, 2010)

i had 2 hiv tests after 4.5 months and it was neg. it was a 4th gen test. the day before test i... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Law Not Affecting HIV Testing

...Providing names of sexual partners is voluntary. Tesoriero and colleagues studied data collected between 1998 and 2004 from several HIV testing sites and surveys of 761 high-risk people recruited from STD clinics, gay bars, and needle exchanges.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines How Rapid At-Home HIV Test Might Affect Dating Culture

... The New York Times on Sunday examined how the approval of a rapid at-home HIV test might affect the dating culture in the U.S. Bethlehem, Pa.-based OraSure Technologies is expected to apply soon to FDA for Read more »
The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...Transmission and Prevention It is important to prevent new HIV infections in older people by educatingthem about the need for routine HIV testing and early diagnosis; how the virusis transmitted; behaviors that place them at risk; and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vital Signs: HIV Testing and Diagnosis Among Adults -- United States, 2001 - 2009

...immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is a major cause of morbidity, mortality, and health-care expenditures in the United States. HIV testing and linkage to care are essential to identify persons early in their course of infection to prevent... Read more »
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