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Other STDs Affect HIV Test

Doctor Bob,You are a legend -Just a quickie - Can having another more common STD like Chlamydia, Gonnorhea etc have any affect on the HIV blood test ie. causing false negatives or extending window period?I have checked the archives but Im obviously...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Quickie question. Quickie answer. Nope! Concurrent STDs, such as chlamydia, gonorrhea or syphilis, will not affect HIV-antibody test results or change the duration of the window period.You're welcome!Dr. Bob Read more »

RE) I think this can help others/me

Hey Dr. Bob just wanted to thank you really quickly for your feedback on my very common question.... Read more »

Can you still have neuro-syphilis, but test negative for syphilis test (blood)?

Happy New Years Dr. Frascino.I wish I had your linguistic intelligence so that you can also enjoy... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Analysis Provides New Look at Disproportionate Impact of HIV and Syphilis Among U.S. Gay and Bisexual Men

...community-based organizations throughout the nation to implement proven behavior-change programs for MSM and will soon expand a successful HIV testing initiative to reach more gay and bisexual men. Additionally, CDC is implementing an updated... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Washington: Public Health Shifts STD Focus From Testing to Tracking

...now SHD has placed its hopes on private partners picking up the slack. The district has scaled back the clinic's services to HIV testing only, STD case follow-up, and partner notification. "We are intervening on the spread of the disease by... Read more »
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HIV Health Checklist

...your body is working correctly. Test at baseline and every 3-6 months. Test more often if you are taking medications that can affect your liver or kidneys. Toxoplasma IgG (See fact sheet 517 ): This shows if you have ever been infected with... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

...AIDS? How long after a possible exposure should I be tested for HIV? I have heard there are many different types of HIV tests. How do I know which one I should take? What is the difference between an Anonymous and Confidential... Read more »
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Broken Condom New HIV strain or What? WORRIED

Posted by ademalu, 1 Reply
...negative. Several Rapid test every two months there after up to early march 2010 all negative. Mid March 2010 had Elisa (elecsys) test for HIV 1 and 2 came out negative. Had QL DNA PCR (DBS) test end May 2010 (after more than 1 year) which came... 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 »

Thank You

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Fine ill peace it but florida 69 i would like to consider you for my future film project because i bet you have good acting skills but one last question, why should i look both ways when crossing and i should put a condom on ? also how accurate is a... Read more »

Nervous Wreck!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...test came back positive. They treated me, and of course I didn't ask any questions because all I wanted to hear was that the HIV test was negative and I did. But the Dr. never told me to come back for another test or that I needed to. However... Read more »