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Corticosteroids And Hiv Antibody Test

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false test ?allergy

I would like to consult a specialist like you because I have severe symptoms and negative tests.I'm 21.As you once wrote 'Although long-term use of immunosuppressive agents, such as corticosteroids, can affect HIV-antibody-test results, this would...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Kate,Taking corticosteroids when you were a child would not affect your HIV-antibody test results as a 21-year-old adult. No way. No how! Your negative six- Read more »

Posible HIV Infection

Hello Dr. Bob!Before anything congratulations for the excellent work that Mr. and his team... Read more »

Again positive HIV with steroid interfere

Hi Doctor Bob in order to remember my case I am the man who has congenital adrenal Hyperplasia and... Read more »
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New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...recommended for establishing the diagnosis of infection in infants born to HIV-1-infected mothers. ( AI ) Clinicians should use an HIV antibody test with confirmation by Western blot or indirect immunofluorescence assay to establish diagnosis... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...In the US, call the National AIDS Hotline, (800) 342-2437. The most common HIV test is a blood test. Newer tests can detect HIV antibodies in mouth fluid (not the same as saliva), a scraping from inside the cheek, or urine. "Rapid" HIV test... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? What Are HIV Antibody Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...been infected, your immune system will make antibodies against HIV. The most common HIV tests look for these antibodies. The HIV antibody test (called ELISA or EIA) is one of the most reliable medical tests. It can be done on blood, mouth swab,... Read more »
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WebMD/corticosteroids

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...WebMD states that the use of corticosteroids can alter the HIV test... My fiancee took the Home Access test approx. 17 months after sex with his ex-girlfriend, it came back Read more »

Uso de CORTICOSTEROIDES durante la prueba

Posted by Jc82, 2 Replies
hola amigos como estan... yo me encuentro muy mal muy preocupado.....como uds saben ..llevaba un alentador segundo elisa negativo a las 10.5 semanas dspues de un negativo a las 7.5 semanas.... pues bien hoy me he derrumbado despues de leer que el... Read more »

Corticosteroids- experts only please (Gman)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...months after sex with his ex-girlfriend, it came back negative. During the month before the test, he had 3 epidural injections (corticosteroids) in his back for his bad disk. The test was taken 3 weeks after his last injection... will these... Read more »

GMAN- follow up on corticosteroid ?'s

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Thank you for replying to my questions. Dr. Bob says that taking high-dose corticosteroids can affect HIV test results, is he referring to something other than what my fiancee had (3 injections)? My fiancee tested again, Read more »