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Can Viral Infection Alter Hiv Test Results

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Does antibiotic or an infection alter CD4 and viral load results?

Dear Dr. Mark HolodniyI have been positive since an year and am not on medications. My CD4 values over one year has evolved as 474(23%),477(24%),575(25.5%) and 495(21%). Respective viral load values have been 794,5500,1500,3600. CD8 has been sort of...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Antibiotics will not affect the result. An acute infection can affect the CD4 count. Given the prior consistent numbers, it is likely that on repeat your numbers will be back to baseline.... Read more »

hiv test results altered by use of acyclovir to treat primary hsv outbreak?

i had oral vaginal sex using a condom with a csw. first and only time, not that it matters.12 days... Read more »

Could iron tablets alter my negative result. Pls pls anwer.

Hi, I'm 21 year old Aussie girl who stupidly drank to much at a night club and ended up giving... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

House Passes Bill That Would Alter HIV Testing Requirements for Prison Inmates; Chamber Also Approves Global Poverty Bill

The House on Tuesday passed by voice vote a bill (HR 1943 ) that would alter HIV testing requirements for federal prison inmates, CQ Today reports (Perine, CQ Today , 9/25). Current federal law and Bureau of Prisons regulations require people... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

House Judiciary Committee Approves Bill That Would Alter HIV Testing Requirements for Prison Inmates

The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday approved by voice vote a bill (HR 1943 ) that would alter HIV testing requirements for federal prison inmates, CQ Today reports. Current federal law and Bureau of Prisons regulations require inmates... Read more »
American Society for Microbiology

Circumcision Alters Penis Microbiome, Could Explain HIV Protection

Circumcision drastically alters the microbiome of the penis, changes that could explain why circumcision offers protection against HIV and other viral infections. In a study to be published on April 16 in mBio ®, the online open-access journal of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Might Be Result of Gene Mutation, Study Says

HIV might be the result of a gene mutation that occurred when the simian immunodeficiency virus -- believed to be the progenitor of HIV -- jumped from apes to humans, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Cell , Reuters reports.... Read more »
Connect With Others

Help me make sense of these results if you can - low viral load

Posted by Souledout, 5 Replies
Hi, I tested positive on 18th september. Massive shock all round and then the usual route of worry, stress and then acceptance. Great support from my friends and partner which has helped a great deal.

My doctor thinks my infection was in the last 3... Read more »

Can ecstasy hinder HIV test results ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi there. I was just wondering if taking drugs like ecstasy or cocaine a few weeks before testing can affect the results in any way ? Also, I read somewhere that ecstasy use lowers the immune system, so could this cause any problems when testing ? Read more »

HIV infected negative test

Posted by ruans, 7 Replies
I've only seen 2 cases here worthy of worry; red32 (had relation with HIV+ person, developed, candida, 15 days fever, etc...to this day has neuropathy same as his wife; and myself with a very similar simptomatology and serology (cd4/cd8).

I am... Read more »

Can Sulpiride affect the result of HIV antibody test?

Posted by character28, 2 Replies
Hi guys, do you have any information about this? Can it be possible that this antipsychotic alters the result of an HIV test? Is there actually any medicine that alters the result of an HIV test? I've asked this questions to the experts at TheBody... Read more »