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Does being a Diabetic affect HIV test results?

First let me say that you are doing a great service. I developed symptoms (rash -- lasted more than a month, dry cough, loss of appetite, fever of only 99.1) 8 weeks after having unprotected vaginal sex. I have read Mr. Sowadsky's summary of...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I am not aware of any problems that diabetes presents for HIV antibody testing. You can trust your two antibody test results.RMK... Read more »

What do HCV antibody test results mean with HIV negative @ 9 months

Had an antibody HCV test done at 7 months, it came back with a <0.1 0.0 - 0.8 s/c. After this I had one night upper abdominal pain, does this mean I have to go back and do another test such as the HCV RNA PCR. I'm at 11 months of exposure....
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Don't worry any further. Testing is complete.Great results!... Read more »

Would Celexa interfere with HIV antibody ELISA test result.

Dr. McGovern, I got tested for HIV like ten days ago after eight months of exposure(EIA Elisa Antibody test). the result came out to be negative. But i am still worried, the reason being is that i was on antidepressant medication(celexa 20mg/day)...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
If the exposure you were worried about occurred in October, then your antibody test should have been positive by June.I would not seek further testing at this point in time. As far as Celexa goes, this should not interfere with HIV testing.My advice... Read more »

Celexa and HIV antibody test result

Dr. Brian:I tested negative (ELISA test) ten days ago eight months after an exposure. I have been on antidepressants(Celexa) for the past two years now. Could you please tell me if taking Celexa would have affected the test result(by casusing me not...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
There is no evidence that Celexa will interfere with the test result. If the HIV antibody test is negative 9 months after a possible exposure to the virus and you have had any other risk exposures during this time, you can rely on the result of the... Read more »
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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 »

Antibody test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I asked my girlfriend to take a rapid antibody test in a clinic to see if she had HIV, as I found out she was injecting drugs. The result was negative but I am worried she cheated the test with Anti-viral drugs, is it possible?
I had all the symptoms... Read more »

Antibody Test completed

Posted by BillyC, 2 Replies
I recently tested Negative for an HIV Antibody test. My concern is the exposure that I had (even though it was not much of a risk) was over 7 years ago. Are the results of this test reliable? Ive heard about late stage HIV infected people having... Read more »

Testing positive with no antibodies producing?

Posted by Anonymous
Hi, I pray all are well. Does anyone have data on if people who take hiv antibody test after 6 months with no further exposures with negative results take possibly hiv rna or dna test and come back positive for hiv? Thank you happy holidays and... Read more »