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Chemotherapy Effect On HIV Antibody Test

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Said by a top hiv prevention expert... "Although it is often said that immunosuppressive drugs might alter the reliability of HIV testing or delay seroconversion, this is purely theoretical. If it is real, it probably applies only to the most...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...specific immunosuppressive drug at a specific dose for a specific disease within a specific patient affects the production of anti-HIV antibodies to a level sufficient to alter the result of a specific HIV-antibody test that relies on detectable... Read more »

Now that's a good question Re:

Dear Dr. I wrote to you a few days ago about the accuracy of testing after recieving... Read more »

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New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...immunologic stability is present. Factors influencing lymphocyte subsets include sex, age, race, drugs (zidovudine, cephalosporins, cancer chemotherapy, nicotine, and corticosteroids), anti-lymphocyte antibodies, and splenectomy. Differences in... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Lymphoma

...white blood cells). Neutropenia increases the risk of bacterial infections. Additional drugs may be needed to fight these side effects. NHL in the central nervous system is very difficult to treat. Radiation therapy may be used instead of, or in... Read more »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

... Table of Contents Side Effects and HIV Drugs Being Informed About Side Effects Helps Women and Side Effects Taking Care of Yourself Side Effects Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...sometimes called EIA) is often used as the first screening tool. It is inexpensive and very sensitive for detecting the presence of HIV antibodies. In most cases, a blood sample is tested, but other types of ELISAs that use saliva and urine ... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...care provider usually can diagnose it by testing your blood for the presence of antibodies (disease-fighting proteins) to HIV. HIV antibodies generally do not reach noticeable levels in the blood for 1 to 3 months following infection. It may take... Read more »

Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
...people who actually fall ill with the "new big plagues" is very low. In the case of AIDS there are about 2000 "new infections" (HIV antibody positive) every year, and 600 deaths [in Germany]. Hepatitis C hasnt led to a significant increase of... Read more »

HIV Causes AIDS -- And Knowing It Could Save Your

Posted by Anonymous
...groups. Among people without HIV, AIDS-like symptoms are extraordinarily rare except among people receiving organ transplants or cancer chemotherapy whose immune systems are being intentionally suppressed. Only one common denominator exists for... Read more »

Alternatives?

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