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Does Drinking The Night Before Affect Hiv Tests

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Can drinking alcohol affect HIV test results

I had an HIV test yesterday, just after lunch where I had drank 2 glasses of wine. Will the alcohol from the wine affect the test results? I just read somewhere that drinking too much alcohol can affect the test results, and now I am afraid the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You're worried that two glasses of a fine chardonnay would affect HIV test results? Dude, come on; be reasonable. If that were the case, don't you think you would have been advised by your doctor or testing clinic? Besides, we've... Read more »

Smoked Crystal Meth one night, will it affect VL?

Hello Doctor,I am very embarrassed to ask this question. I am HIV positive and have taken my... 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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Mental Health and Substance Use Affect Adherence

Adherence means taking medications correctly. So why is adherence to HIV drugs such a big deal? Because if you miss too many doses, the virus in your body can change to avoid the effects of the medications. When this happens your medications can... Read more »
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Latinos Disproportionately Affected by HIV/AIDS, Less Likely to Be Tested, Treated, Report Says

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I was really STUPID a few nights ago...

Posted by PurpleSeaUrchin, 1 Reply
First, I am new to this sight, and I think that it is an incredible resource. I admit that extreme panic and fear induced me to research HIV which I knew surprisingly little about.

Ok, I hope this is not too graphic....

My longtime partner and I went... 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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