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Chemotherapy Effect On HIV Test

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Will chemotherapy affect HIV Testing?

I recently started chemotherapy for malignant melanoma (combination of Temodar and Thalidomide). I'm HIV negative, but I wanted to get tested...last test was about 6 months ago. Will these drugs have any effect on the test results - false...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Chemotherapy in general will NOT affect HIV testing.On a separate note, however, your desire for frequent testing makes me concernedthat you are participating in high-risk activities. If this is indeed the case, you might want to think about... Read more »

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just finished rchop chemotherapy and hiv tested.

Posted by lymphomapatient, 1 Reply
Hi all,

I just finished my 8th round of r-chop chemotherapy for NHL (DLBCL). Last friday was my last session, last prednisone was tuesday this week (3 days ago). Today (6/24/2011) I decided to get tested for HIV since all I ever read about online was... Read more »

Hiv testing effectiveness please answer quick

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I just found out the tests I've been taking are called Hiv chromotography, are these as sensitive as the elisa method?

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Medications and HIV Test

Posted by kbuddy77, 2 Replies
Hey guys quick question does anyone know if Lithum, Seraquil, Ambien Effect a Hiv test I tested neg at 2 mths. Im not a worry well i just wanted to ask this early on but forgot thanks!! 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 »