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Can Std Influence Hiv Results

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention

What is the link between STDs and HIV infection? How can STD treatment slow the spread of HIV infection? What are the implications for HIV prevention? Where can I get more information? References Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be an effective tool in preventing the spread of HIV , the virus that causes AIDS. An understanding of the relationship between STDs and HIV infection can help in the...
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Does exercising influence a HIV test result?

Dear Dr David Wohl, I took a HIV test 8 and a half months after a possible exposure and it came out negative. But before the test, I was exercising for about 10 minutes plus and the duration between the exercise and the test was around 45 minutes....
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
See recent post re HIV testing and lack of influence of other factors. We can added exercise.DW... Read more »

Influences on a positive result

Is or are there any particular cases where people have tested positive for the HIV antibodies, yet were not positive? If you were taking medications and had a virus at the time, not HIV, would that have any influence on the test?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I'll answer the second question first. No, taking medications or having a virus (not HIV) will not influence HIV test results.Next, yes, it is possible to test positive on an ELISA (antibody) test, and not be HIV-infected. We call this a... Read more »

was on anti depressant(citalopram) for two years and was drinking alcohol in the same two years time, before i got tested. WIll that effect my HIV test result or any other STD test results.

Dear Dr. ConwayI had an exposure, and due to the stress, I was on an antidepressant(citalopram 20 mg everyday) and I was also drinking alcohol everyday again because of the stress. In the morning I used to take citalopram 20 mg everyday and in the...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
None of the drugs you are taking (and no drugs that I know of) have any effect on the HIV antibody test results. I would say the same thing about any of the other tests you have undergone. If the results were negative (for HIV-1 and everything... Read more »

Re: Does Truvada influence the window period of HIV infection

Hey Doc, I looked into the PCR testing you recommended and it is too expensive for me...I am a college student and the school offers free standard testing and STD screening but not PCR tests. Being the studious kid I am, I went to the school library...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Ben,You are indeed a studious kid. Delayed seroconversion is an extremely rare occurrence and consequently, not well studied. I agree we have no evidence that Truvada would inhibit the production of anti-HIV antibodies.Dr. Bob... Read more »
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Posted by sadface, 1 Reply
Well, I went and had a chlamydia/ghonnereha swab 4 days after was negative. But, I think I tested to soon. Should I wait about 2 months and then have a full panel done? I have had no symptoms, it has been about 12 days since exposure.... Read more »

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night sweats, non-tender swelling under armpits (both) and at the back of neck. palm always feel like numb and feel that my palm ligaments are hardening. my biceps are aching. I notice that when i am in a cold area/room, my palms start... Read more »