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Does Medication Affect An Hiv Test

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Medication Affect HIV Test Results?

Hi Dr. Bob,I'm on 4 medications: Paxil, Adderall, Retin-A and Ambien. I was just wondering if any of these medications could affect my Oraquick HIV test? I hope you're doing well and thank you in advance!
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,No, those meds will not affect the results of HIV tests, but I'll bet the combination makes one hell of a cocktail!Dr. Bob Read more »

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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 »

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 »

WebMD/corticosteroids

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...WebMD states that the use of corticosteroids can alter the HIV test... My fiancee took the Home Access test approx. 17 months after sex with his ex-girlfriend, it came back negative. During the Read more »

ELISA Test is so primitive.

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Having to wait 3 months to get a conclusive HIV test results is just cruel for so many people who are force to wait, sometimes in highly anxious states to get their results. You Read more »