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Can anemia /possible occupational exposure effect hiv antibody test

I am a former home health aide and in January I was aaigned to a new patient. I worked with this patient for two weeks. During the course of the two weeks I bacame slack in regards to wearing my gloves while cleaning. I really did not think the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You don't recall being stuck, so I strongly doubt you were. Can you ever remember a lancet or needle stick that you didn't feel? Neither can I. Second, you had negative HIV tests up to 6 months after this "potential" exposure,... Read more »

Lithium & Alprazolam (Xanax) affect HIV Antibody Test Results?

Do Lithium and/or Alprazolam (Xanax) affect HIV Antibody Test results? I see several generic questions about other depression/anxiety meds but nothing on these. I seem to be part of a trend of those both worried about HIV infection and...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
No.... Read more »

Do Lithium Carbonate & Alprazolam (xanax) affect HIV Antibody Test Results?

Do Lithium Carbonate and/or Alprazolam (Xanax) affect HIV Antibody Test results? I see several generic questions about other depression/anxiety meds but nothing on these. I seem to be part of a trend of those both worried about HIV infection and...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Thanks for writing it. Neither Lithium Carbonate and/or Alprazolam (Xanax) would affect your HIV antibody results. I hope this answer helps others too.In health,Richard... Read more »

does valtrex affect HIV antibody test result?

Dear Dr. Ewald, In April 2001, i was mistakengly diagnosed as HSV2 positive, and they gave me valtrex for fifteen days, one capsule every day. I have been reading your archives, some one asking about combinations of citalopram and alcohol. I had...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
After 7 negative tests, you can be confident that the results are accurate. The Valtrex you took in 2001 has nothing to do with your test results.... Read more »
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Can Sulpiride affect the result of HIV antibody test?

Posted by character28, 2 Replies
Hi guys, do you have any information about this? Can it be possible that this antipsychotic alters the result of an HIV test? Is there actually any medicine that alters the result of an HIV test? I've asked this questions to the experts at TheBody... Read more »

Will Valtrex affect antibody production to HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I started Valtrex 3 days after a sexual exposure to HSV and have continued to use it everyday for suppression. could Valtrex cause my body not to create antibodies to HIV?

I have tested negative to HIV after 13 weeks, but continue to have symptoms... Read more »

Antibodies vs Antibodies

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have read here that having herpes will not affect your hiv test. Okay so I am likely splitting hairs here but since this is my life I need to know. If I had contracted Herpes and HIV at the same time and my body began making antibodies... 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 »