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Does Anti Depression Medication Affect My Hiv Test

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV Viral Load Testing

...A viral load test measures the amount of HIVin your blood. It does this by measuring thenumber of copies of a specific part of thevirus called RNA or ribonucleic acid. Why do I need a viral loadtest if I have already hadan HIV test? An HIV antibody test indicates whether you areinfected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.A viral load test shows how much of the HIVvirus is in your blood. While you will have anHIV antibody test only at...
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Positive Elisa, Indeterminate Western Blot, Negative Rapid Test HIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)

Hi, Doctor - Around 2 weeks ago during my annual OBGYN appointment, I received a HIV test. The Elisa came back repeatedly positive and the Western Blot was indeterminate with traces of P24. Freaking out, I then went to my local health clinic 4 days...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You are most likely HIV negative. See below.Dr. BobHIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)Feb 21, 2009 Hi, I have been sexually active for over two years now. I got tested two years ago and it Read more »

Pregant with a positive elisa test with undeterminal wester blot??? (PREGNANCY AND INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT TEST, 2010)

I have read several articles on about women testing positive on the elisa test for HIV but an indeterminal western blot. my sister in law is going through this right now and is freaking out. she has been with my brother for 1 1/2 and he...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...addition.Dr. BobFREAKING OUT (PREGNANCY AND INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT TEST, 2010) May 11, 2010I am 14 weeks pregnant, I had my HIV test done and it came back undetermined. But they said part of the test said I was seroconverting. Also one of the... Read more »

effect of combination of valtrex plus the anti depressant plus alcohol, does it affect the result. I am so sorry Dr, i forgot to include the valtrex and now i am scared about it. Please answer. I feel like my nerve which connects the brain is breaking.

THanks for your response Dr. Brian. unfortunately, I forgot one last thing to ask to you, in the same question. THe reason I am forgetting to write the whole question is again due to stress. Sorry about that, this is my last question to you, please...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...Valtrex, on its own or in combination with any other medications, does not have any effect on the accuracy of the HIV antibody test. You can still rely on the fact that the negative tests you Read more »

I have seen a similar question in the archives, but would like to hear from you Dr. Bob. (CELEXA AND HIV TEST RESULTS, 2009)

Dr. Bob, I had an exposure exactly 24 weeks back. I was so stressed over the exposure, that my doctor prescribed me Citalopram. I was taking the Citalopram medication through out these 5 months during the morning and again in the evenings i used...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...test? I got the PCR test done after 4 months of my exposure. Thank You. Response from Dr. Frascino Hi, The recommended screening test for HIV infection is an HIV-antibody test three months or more following the last exposure. PCR testing is not... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Older People and HIV

...respond well to antiretroviral treatment. Most older patients, unless they are drug users or have mental problems, take their medications more regularly than younger patients. They have better adherence (see Fact Sheet 405 ). Is HIV the Same... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...your baby will be HIV positive is about one in four. If you are diagnosed late in your pregnancy or during labour and delivery, medication can still be given to you and your baby to reduce the risk of infection. Other Treatments While... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...effects may differ: Rashes: Researchers say that HIV+ womenare more likely than men to experience skin rashes from HIV medications. Liver problems: Women are more likelyto experience liver problems as a medication side effect. In fact,... Read more »
The Well Project

Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

...and Support It's Better to Know HIV and Women Make a New Start Useful Info Sheets for Newly Diagnosed Getting an HIV diagnosis can feel like the worst news in the world. It is common to feel anger, fear, confusion, shock, depression,... Read more »
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could this have comprimised a 3 month negative?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...about pounding oral anti inflamatorys??? i know your not dr's and a 3 month is conclusive, just wondering if in fact taking medication like i have been mayhave immonusuppressed me. thanks Read more »

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 »

Tested Postive 9/4 - scared and confused

Posted by sacinsc, 8 Replies
...feeling bad about myself and returned to old habits of sleeping around and doing crystal meth. I was kept from thinking about the HIV diagnosis by doing this. Then on Monday I went to my doctor and when they drew vial after vial of blood until my... Read more »

Sexual Assualt, HIV testing, depression.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...negative. Tested for HIV @ 28 days DUO AgAb and again @ 87 days with a rapid bloodtest Ab, beleive it was Abbott Determine, both HIV tests come back as Negative. So far so good. HIV tests were done with Dr fully registered with the GMC and... Read more »