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Does Antihistamine Affect Hiv Testing

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prolonged usage of antihistamine and window period

Dear doctor,i am an Indian male aged 23. Recently i had an encounter with a sex worker. I fingered her's and masturbated myself. since i was bit afraid after fingering, iexamined the fingers and found a film of fluid on my finger spread accross...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Cetirizine (Zyrtec) or any other antihistamine will not affect HIV-antibody test results or the duration of the window period.Dr. Bob... Read more »

antihistamines and window period

hello sir, I have been reading a lot on ur forum and would like to say that i have got a lot... Read more »

Alcohol affects hiv test? (ALCOHOL AND HIV TEST RESULTS, 2010)

i had 2 hiv tests after 4.5 months and it was neg. it was a 4th gen test. the day before test i... Read more »
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Latinos Disproportionately Affected by HIV/AIDS, Less Likely to Be Tested, Treated, Report Says

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Santa Clara County, Calif., Needs Testing, Counseling Network for Groups Disproportionately Affected by HIV/AIDS, Advocate Says

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Law Not Affecting HIV Testing

New York's law requiring the names of HIV-positive individuals to be submitted to the state is not discouraging people from getting tested, according to a study by the Department of Health's AIDS Institute. "Most people didn't even know we had... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines How Rapid At-Home HIV Test Might Affect Dating Culture

The New York Times on Sunday examined how the approval of a rapid at-home HIV test might affect the dating culture in the U.S. Bethlehem, Pa.-based OraSure Technologies is expected to apply soon to FDA for permission to sell its OraQuick... Read more »
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HIV medication and antihistamines

Posted by Mark100, 1 Reply
Hey Guys,
my summer allergies are really starting to act up and I was wondering if anyone knows if over the counter allergy medications react with hiv medications. I'm taking Kivexa and Issentress and the antihistamine I have wanted to take has the... 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 »

will vitamins and Immune system booster affect hiv test results??

Posted by xrayvison, 3 Replies
I have a quick question. I am going to get an hiv test done soon but I was wondering since I take a high dose of immune system boosters like vitamin c, zinc, and vitamin d as a supplement for healthy living, would this affect the outcome of my test... Read more »

Medication affecting HIV test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Where can I find out information about medication affecting results of HIV test? I was on antifungal when I took my test & worried about false negative.

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