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Can You Test Positive For Thc While Using Hiv Medications

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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 »

False positive drug testing with presence of THC

I had a drug screening test to keep receiving my pain medication which came back positive for THC.... Read more »

thc showing in hiv test

If I have smoked cannabis will the THC show in an HIV test?... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Supervised Blood-Based Self-Sample Collection and Rapid Test Performance: A Valuable Alternative to the Use of Saliva by HIV Testing Programs With No Medical or Nursing Staff

Some saliva-based HIV testing initiatives, the authors wrote, "have resulted in an unacceptable percentage of false positives," while in many countries doctors or nurses are required for blood-based HIV testing programs. In the current study, the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Mumbai, India, Police Dept. Mandates HIV Testing, Creates AIDS Awareness Program After 450 Officers Test HIV-Positive

The Mumbai, India, police department has decided to make it mandatory for all of its 38,000 constables, officers and inspectors to undergo HIV testing every six months after discovering that hundreds of the city's police officers are HIV-positive,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Fourth Adult Film Actor Tests HIV-Positive But Unrelated to Other Three Cases; Bill to Require More Testing Set Aside

A fourth pornographic film actor in California has tested HIV-positive, although the case is unrelated to three other adult film actors who tested positive last month, Reuters reports. A transsexual actor who goes by the stage name Jennifer on... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Many U.S. Residents Test Positive For HIV at Late Stage, Few High School Students Being Tested, CDC Reports Find

Many people who test positive for HIV are diagnosed late in the course of their infection when treatment might be less effective, according to a report published Thursday in CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report , Reuters Health reports.... Read more »
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I am HIV positive, I tested positive a year ago.

Posted by DELRAELADAMSCH, 1 Reply
Hello I am HIV Positive and I have been taking the necessary medication and I tested positive a year ago. Read more »

Employment drug test positive which HIV med is it

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have recently changed my combination to 3TC, Abacavir and Efavirenz. I work within an industry that requires regular and random drug and alcohol testing. My urine tests are now coming back positive for canabanoids ( I dont smoke dope). I can have... Read more »

Just notified today I tested positive for HIV

Posted by spike, 19 Replies
My health department contacted me, before my doctor today at work. I found out the HIV test I took came back postive.
I am so afraid!. I don't want to go to sleep. I know I will discuss this with my personal doctor in the morning. But this first... Read more »

My comfermatory test came back I am HIV positive

Posted by endlsskys, 4 Replies
I was really praying and hoping that I was negative. I guess on Monday I try to find a doctor on top of trying to find a job. No medical insurance no nothing. I only ever had unprotected sex with my partner but I will be besides myself if he is... Read more »