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Do The Drugs Used For Pep Effect Antibody Test Results

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Non-Occupational Post Exposure Prevention

Other non-occupational HIV PEP programs may be available through emergency rooms or local clinics. Your city or state department of public health may have more information about HIV nPEP programs in your area. This list merely reflects formal programs that we are aware of at the time of publication. Commentary The decision to use nPEP is a difficult one. Even if you participated in an activity that put you at high risk for HIV infection,...
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POst PEP Antibody Test And Acute Symtoms

Hello Dr. Bob,I had and exposure and was put on Truvada and Isenress 96 hours after exposure for 2 months. I tested negative at week 8. At that time the doctor took me off PEP. My question is (1)....is the 8 week test accurate since I was still...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Bob,I see several worrisome problems with the information in your post. First, your PEP was begun 96 hours after your exposure. PEP is most effective if started immediately after an exposure. The more time that elapses between exposure and taking... Read more »

was on anti depressant(citalopram) for two years and was drinking alcohol in the same two years time, before i got tested. WIll that effect my HIV test result or any other STD test results.

Dear Dr. ConwayI had an exposure, and due to the stress, I was on an antidepressant(citalopram 20 mg everyday) and I was also drinking alcohol everyday again because of the stress. In the morning I used to take citalopram 20 mg everyday and in the...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
None of the drugs you are taking (and no drugs that I know of) have any effect on the HIV antibody test results. I would say the same thing about any of the other tests you have undergone. If the results were negative (for HIV-1 and everything... Read more »

Re: Baseline HIV Testing before giving PEP? (PEP AND THE NEED FOR HIV SPECIALIST, 2011)

Thank you so much for your answer Dr. Bob, I will be looking for another HIV specialist to follow up with... but I just wanted to ask you one more thing regarding my original question; Had the baseline HIV test been actually done at the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello David,I agree it's irrational to think a hospital lab would run an HIV test, determine the results are positive, and then tell you the test was never run or canceled. Why would they do that? It really doesn't matter to the hospital... Read more »

Please help me Dr. Bob, please PCR/PEP (PCR TESTING WHILE TAKING PEP)

Dear Dr. Bob,First of all i just want to give you my deepest respect and thanx for this great service. You are an amazing person and an inspiration to me. I have spent a lot of time on this site in the last month...Why... Dr. Bob, (long story short)...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yes, PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) can affect PCR test results. PEP is a combination of antiretroviral drugs used in exactly the same dosage that we use to treat active HIV infection. Therefore, these drugs can inhibit HIV replication and... 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 »

PEP & Window Period & PCR (Tesla, GMan?)

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am just about to finish with a 28 day PEP treatment due to a high risk exposure. Do you have any idea how PEP may affect the window period for an antibody screen? Am I already 4 weeks into the window? Or does my window period just begin now... Read more »

Elisa antibody testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Doctors claim that the Elisa antibody test is 99.9% accurate unless you are in a high risk group and your symptoms are clinicly suggestive of hiv infection.

In other words, the test is not accurate at all. Risk groups and symptoms should have nothing... Read more »