Can Steroids Cause A False Negative

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Can steroids cause a false negative?

Hi thanks for taking so much time to talk to all of us. I had unprotected sex with some one who I would consider to be high risk over 6 months ago. I just took a test that came up negative. I have used anabolic steroids for over two years, and I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...results. By the way, why have you been using anabolic steroids for two years? Arnold, is that you again???Congratulations on your negative HIV tests! WOO-HOO!Stay safe. Stay well.Dr. Bob Read more »

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...misunderstand how HIV is passed from one person to another. Knowing the basics helps you avoid getting the virus if you are HIV-negative, and avoid giving it to someone else if you are HIV positive. HIV is spread through the following body... Read more »
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