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Can Hydrocortisone Affect Hiv Testing

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Hydrocortisone and Antibodies

Hi,I would like to say thank you for your time and consideration. This website has so much valuable information that has helped me a lot! However, I still have some concerns about hydrocortisone and its effects on the body's ability to make...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Neither your traumatic accident nor five to seven days of hydrocortisone in March would affect HIV-antibody test results in August. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. (No John McCain. No Sarah "I can see Russia from my 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 »
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to rjasin123

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi I was the one that posted a question about the affect that a hydrocortisone cream will have on a HIV test. Well, I often used hydrocortisone because this rash that I have has been around for a while. Is there still no affect from 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 »

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 »

confused!

Posted by pozsailor1, 3 Replies
...been tested and would show me results, she showed me handwritten note saying that she was herpes and hep neg, nothing about hiv, she also seemed "unusually" apologetic, after she asked me about "petechiae" on forearms. I am in the US navy. my... Read more »