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Can You Test Positive For Thc While Using Hiv Medications

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Starting Anti-HIV Medications

...infections. A CD4 count is the number of CD4 cells in a sample of blood. A CD4 count measures the health of the immune system. Drug resistance: HIV can mutate (change form). The altered HIV can multiply even in the presence of anti-HIV medications that would normally kill the virus. One or more drugs in a treatment regimen may become ineffective as a result of drug resistance. Drug resistance testing: laboratory testing to determine if...
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POSITIVE URINE TEST

Is there any known HIV/AIDS medication that can drop you positive for TCH, I think I heard that sustiva will give you a positive drop for thc is there anything else..
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...my knowledge Sustiva (efavirenz) is the only antiretroviral drug that can often cause a false + urine test for marijuana ot THC. Prescription marinol can also cause a positive test. KH Read more »

False positive THC in urine

I had heard at one time that a particular HIV medication caused a false positive result (thc) in the urine. Can you tell me what medication it is and any other information you have about it. I am having difficulty finding any information about it on...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Sustiva is the HIV drug that has been most linked to false + urine tests for marijuana (Sustiva also know as efavirenz=Stocrine is some parts of the world). KH Read more »

Problem pot?

Hi Doc,My partner's been positive for nearly 5 years now, and I'm negative. We have a great sex life, and intend to continue it! We are regular readers of your forum and we love you!My question is this, he sometimes has trouble with depression and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...cultures. These include reducing pain and increasing appetite. Marijuana contains chemicals called cannabinoids. The best known is tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. The marijuana "high" is mainly due to THC. Marijuana was used medically in the U.S.... Read more »

HIV Meds with false positve results

Is there any existing HIV drug and/or regimen that may cause a false positive urine tox. screen for both THC & benzo? I only know of Sustiva (efavirenz) causing a false positive urine test for THC.
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...You're correct (at least as far as I am aware) that efavirenz may cause a false positive urine tox test for THC. I am not aware of any other medications that cause this nor of medications which may cause a false positive test for benzodiazepines. Read more »
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Marijuana

...cultures. These include reducing pain and increasing appetite. Marijuana contains chemicals called cannabinoids. The best known is tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. The marijuana "high" is mainly due to THC. Marijuana was used medically in the U.S.... Read more »
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Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
Well folks...it's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a... Read more »