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Can Menopause Affect Hiv Testing

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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist

...fact sheet 122 ): This combination of tests measures various chemicals in your blood to see whether your body is working correctly. Test at baseline and every 3-6 months. Test more often if you are taking medications that can affect your liver or kidneys. Toxoplasma IgG (See fact sheet 517 ): This shows if you have ever been infected with toxoplasmosis. Test at baseline. If the result is positive, and your CD4 cell count falls below 100,...
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STOPPING MY TRUVADA'?????? (BONE DISEASE AND HIV/AIDS, 2011)

HII HAVE BEEN ON KALETRA Y TRUVADA FOR 4YRS NOW AND TODAY MY DC HAS TOLD ME TO STOP THE TRUVADA AND JUST TAKE KALETRA 2 IN THE MRNING N 2 EVENING??I HAVE JUST RECENTLY IN 2010 HAD 2 TOTAL HIP REPLACEMENTS DUE TO AVASCULAR NICROSIS,PLEASE PLEASE IS...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...However, there has not been a firm link with osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis). I'll reprint below some information from the archives about bone disease and HIV/AIDS.I would be concerned about Kaletra mono-therapy. Depending on your resistance... Read more »

Hot Flashes

I also have hot flashes. I am male 45 years old. Honestly the answers i have read on the forum seem a bit flippant. I take Truvada and Viramune. I sometimes break out in a real sweat and get clammy during the day and night. My thyroid has been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...conditions that can cause sweats and feeling clammy. For instance, every time I see Cheney on TV, I experience a total body shiver and feel clammy. Having your thyroid checked was a good first assessment. Certainly other hormonal imbalances as... 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 drank alcohol a lot. also i m a binge drinker. will this affect my hiv test? is my neg. test reliable? does alcohol stops or affects the production of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Alcohol will not affect the validity of HIV-antibody tests. See below.Dr. Bobalcohol and HIV tests (ALCOHOL AND HIV TEST RESULTS, 2009) Dec 10, 2009I am a college student Read more »

Will consuming liquor affect HIV test result?? (Doctor plz help me....) (ALCOHOL AND HIV TEST RESULTS, 2009)

Dear Doc Bob,I am from Malaysia...Thank you for spending some times with me cause i really feel helpless now...I want to ask if i drink some liquor (around 200ml, 40% alcohol)eight hours before i take HIV test (Elisa-probably ealier generation),...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Alcohol does not affect HIV test results. (See below)Yes, your 99-day result is conclusive.Good luck. Be well.Dr. BobFollow up to the binge drinking Read more »
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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Drug Level Testing

...levels are too high. If they are, a smaller dose might still control HIV but relieve some side effects. Several factors can affect drug levels: Food effects: more or less drug can be absorbed depending on how the amount and kind of food in the... Read more »
The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...of Contents Older Women: An Overlooked Group Calling Attention to Transmission and Prevention Getting Tested for HIV HIV began mostly as a disease of young men, but today the epidemic impactspeople of all ages, including older... Read more »
The Well Project

Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS

...Osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis) Osteonecrosis means bone death. It is caused by a loss of blood supply to the bone. It usually affects the head of the femur, the part of the thigh bone that connects it to the hip. Risk Factors In... Read more »
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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 »

Flushing

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...i have red face for a few months now. im wondering if this may be what is said to be flushing from hiv. I am ver woorid and don't know where to go from here. Can anyone help me with what flushing is? Read more »

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. Read more »

Lupus affect hiv testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you had lupus and never been diagnosed becasue it may not be that severe could it still cause you to seroconvert late? Is so how late and would a 3 month test give you a false negative, false positive, or intermediate? Read more »