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Does Depression Medication Affect My Hiv Test Result

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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...
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...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 »

HIV positive or not?! Scared Mom of 4 kids. Help me.

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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 »

I have just found out my husband is HIV +

Posted by jayne, 10 Replies
Last Tuesday My husband was taken into hospital with pneumonia. They couldn't get his temperature down...so changed antibioctics...his lung was drained twice...(pleural effusion), he had lost so much weight almost overnight. They tested him for hiv... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone tht this has happened to ? or say sat on a needle and... Read more »

Can ecstasy hinder HIV test results ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi there. I was just wondering if taking drugs like ecstasy or cocaine a few weeks before testing can affect the results in any way ? Also, I read somewhere that ecstasy use lowers the immune system, so could this cause any problems when Read more »