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Does Pep Affect Test Results

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How would Combivir Prophylaxis affect Test Results

Hi,I was potentially exposed viablood from person at high riskfor HIV that got on my broken skin.10 hours after the event,started on Combivir(AZT/3TC)Post exposure prophylaxis.Baseline antibody test wasnegative (day 2 after exposure) as expected...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
The most reliable way to determine your status will be the use of antibody testing up until six months following your exposure (according to the CDC); if you are infected, that will be well outside of the period that antibody formation would be... Read more »

Why PEP affects the window period?

Hi Dr. Bob!I have noticed that when somebody ask you about the window period or the reliability of... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines How Rapid At-Home HIV Test Might Affect Dating Culture

The New York Times on Sunday examined how the approval of a rapid at-home HIV test might affect the dating culture in the U.S. Bethlehem, Pa.-based OraSure Technologies is expected to apply soon to FDA for permission to sell its OraQuick... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Law Not Affecting HIV Testing

New York's law requiring the names of HIV-positive individuals to be submitted to the state is not discouraging people from getting tested, according to a study by the Department of Health's AIDS Institute. "Most people didn't even know we had... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

What is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)?

Why PEP Now? There is no cure for AIDS. And there is no proof that post- exposure prophylaxis (PEP) can actually work as a so-called "morning after" pill in humans exposed to HIV through sex or injection drug use (IDU). Avoiding internal exposure... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Adverse Events for PEP Attributed to Nevirapine

In September 2000, two instances of life-threatening hepatotoxicity were reported inhealth-care workers taking nevirapine (NVP) for postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) afteroccupational human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) exposure* . In one case, a... 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 »

does jock itch affect std/sti test results?

Posted by randomone, 1 Reply
Hey all, just got done with my blood test and was wondering if that a case of jock itch will mess/affect the test results and give a positive result? Am I being too paranoid? I'm pretty sure I got the jock itch because i've been going to the gym... Read more »

Can an underlying disease affect test results?

Posted by Anonymous
If you had an underlying disease like cancer and didnt know it could it affect pcr and anitbody test? 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 »