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Does Drinking The Night Before Affect Hiv Tests

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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 drank alcohol a lot. also i m a binge drinker. will this affect my hiv test? is my neg. test reliable? does alcohol stops or affects the production of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...unprotected sex with a person of unknown status, 3 months back. tell me how stupid i am.I went to the doctor and had a blood test for HIV and the doctor also did a regular blood test.My HIV test results are negative, but my liver enzymes were... Read more »

alcohol and HIV tests (ALCOHOL AND HIV TEST RESULTS, 2009)

I am a college student and I've done a fair amount of drinking in the past. I got tested at 3... Read more »
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Can't take it anymore, self testing tomorrow

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...yet, I had one night of night sweats which were really bad, really none before. Could it be stress? Possibly related to the drinking I did the night before. A few days after the exposure my appetite went to near zero, I lost a few lbs. I even... Read more »

hiv stories

Posted by Anonymous
...of it. They said it was cancer or HIV. I was so sure it was cancer and so did the doctors but at the same time they asked for tests for HIV. It was the biggest nightmare of my life. It was positive, I was HIV+ and my baby had AIDS. My husband... 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 »

Worried well syndrome

Posted by Anonymous
...already having some underlying mental diseases like depression, bi-polar or alcoholism. There are also people who regularly test for hiv and regularly visit prostitutes. But it is always better to be on the safer side and do not involve in any... Read more »