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Corticosteroid Cream Affect Hiv Test Results

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does corticosteroid cream (betamethasone dipropionate) affect result?

hello doctor, i have used betamethasone dipropionate cream for 2 months before i took my elisa test, does this affect test or could cause false negative?the result was both non reactive for HIv-1 and Hiv 2.I use that cream everytime my sebo flares...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...This will not obscure an HIV test result.DW Read more »

adverse effect of betamethasone, topical corticosteroid cream

hello doctor, i have used betamethasone cream for 2 months before i took my elisa test, does this... Read more »
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Do any drugs affect HIV test results?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am taking valium for anxiety and recently had a negative HIV test. Could taking valium have compromised the HIV test results? Read more »

Test results

Posted by briannan, 3 Replies
Local health department...was supposed to get them back today, but now they are saying Friday. Should I be worried that its taking longer it means its positive? When I called the first time today, they said they didn't have any of that day's blood... Read more »

Confuse about test results

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I went to the Hospital to get tested for HIV after possible exposure at 18 weeks, my result was ready in 1 hour and it read: HIV (1&2) Negative Negative. This is not an ELISA test nor a Western Blot, so my questions are: What kind or type of... Read more »

I have MS so would it affect the test results?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
All, I have mild MS and i had a recent exposure with a woman of unknown status. It was unprotected oral and vaginal sex. It's been almost three months and I want to get tested. However, I've read that MS could cause my body to not produce... Read more »