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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 a...
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 »

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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 »

Help me Jackie, Magnus and others who know.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, I have just received my seven month Elisa test and it was non-reactive. I have been taking some tablets such as Ceporex(common antibiotic), Atarax(antihistamin for itchness), and health tablets containing Spirulina(Algae) and other herb and... 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. Read more »

Lupus affect hiv testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you had lupus and never been diagnosed becasue it may not be that severe could it still cause you to seroconvert late? Is so how late and would a 3 month test give you a false negative, false positive, or intermediate? Read more »