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Can Having The Flu Interfere With The Hiv Test Results

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Flu Season and Living With HIV

Introduction What Is the Flu? How Do You Get the Flu? Who Is at Risk For the Flu? What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Diagnose the Flu? How Do You Prevent the Flu? How Do You Treat the Flu Virus? How Do You Treat Flu Symptoms? What About Flu Shots? Concerns For People Living With HIV Concerns For Pregnant Women, Children and People Over 50 Introduction Influenza, or simply the flu, is a serious respiratory infection that makes...
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Would Celexa interfere with HIV antibody ELISA test result.

Dr. McGovern, I got tested for HIV like ten days ago after eight months of exposure(EIA Elisa Antibody test). the result came out to be negative. But i am still worried, the reason being is that i was on antidepressant medication(celexa 20mg/day)...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
If the exposure you were worried about occurred in October, then your antibody test should have been positive by June.I would not seek further testing at this point in time. As far as Celexa goes, this should not interfere with HIV testing.My advice... Read more »

Do antibiotics interfere with HIV test results?

I have just been tested and was negative. I have been taking Penicillin and Clindamycin for a root canal. Can antibiotics interfere with my test results? Should I be tested again? ...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Please refer your question to the HIV forum... Read more »

Worried to death - Can Bactrim Ds tablets and Hydrocortisone injections interfere with HIV Elisa test results?

Dear Experts,You have been doing a great job and thanks a lot for your noble work.I am a sexually active male. I have had multiple sex encounters with multiple women starting January 2006. I always used condom in all my encounters. In May 2007,...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThanks for the complete history of your sexual encounters over the last few years. I agree with your doctor. 1. Bactrim will not affect the results of your HIV test.2. Hydrocortizone injection will also not affect the results.3. Because of the... Read more »

Does H1N1 vaccine interfere with HIV tests?

Back in June I had unprotected sex. I also in Sept heavily made out with a girl after a night of drinking...I know based on reading the archives no risk from kissing. On 12 Oct, I took a Home Access Express HIV test that was negative. Being the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello J Dog,This is the first year we are administering the H1N1 vaccine; consequently, we can't give a definitive answer. You are correct that the antibodies involved would be specific for the pathogen. (HIV would produce anti-HIV antibodies... Read more »
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Test results to HIV and HCV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
In a suicide attempt, a 27-year-old man injected himself in the brachial vein with 0.1 ml of blood that he had obtained, using the same insulin syringe, from a drug addict seropositive for HIV and HCV. Thirteen days after the injection, the man had... Read more »

Test Results

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

I have been petrified for several weeks now based upon a flu-like episode following oral sex with a woman whom I don't know well (me on her and her on me).

I tested, both HIV Anti-body and DNA by PCR (both at 6 weeks). Both have come back... Read more »

94 days test result

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Dear all, I just get a result back, negative, for a 94 days test ( hiv I and II ). Hopefully, it is ok and I will move on. Unfortunately, I got herpes I and borderline II, I don't understand the result but it is better than hiv. And I have... Read more »

Test results

Posted by scared_tester, 1 Reply
It really is true that you can't diagnose with symptoms. I had every text book symptom, even the rare ones... I have lymph nodes swollen all over my neck and head about 9 total and one large one in my groin, they've been there for 3 months now. ... Read more »