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Drug Testing And Hiv Drugs

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Drug Level Testing

What Is Drug Level Testing? How Can TDM Help? Does TDM Work for All HIV Drugs? Difficulties With TDM When Can TDM Help? Future Directions What Is Drug Level Testing? It can be helpful to test a patient's blood to check the levels of a medication they are taking. Drug levels that are too high sometimes cause serious side effects. Levels that are too low might allow HIV to multiply and develop resistance. Testing drug levels is also...
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Acute Drug-induced Hepatitis; a result of HIV drug therapy?

I'm currently on Bactrim and Norvir, Prezista and Truvada. I contracted HIV on Oct 6, 2011 and started ART on Oct 31, 2011 during seroconversion. Initial t cell count was 154 with viral load of > 500,000 copies/mL. My last PCR revealed a T...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I share your concerns about your liver injury. I also agree with the discontinuation of your Bactrim by your doctor. However, if I were a betting person, I would stake a bid on your Green Tea extract...I have cut and pasted some titles of articles... Read more »

i was drug tested yesterday and I am HIV +

I take NORVIR, PREZISTA AND TRUVADA, Will they show up, or Should I call them monday and let them know. Otherwise I never in my life have taken any kind of drug.Thank you.Luis...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Workplace drug testing gets an occasional positive hit from an antiretroviral, but it's very rare. There's no need to disclose your diagnosis, but if you face drug testing in the future, you could always let the employer know that you take... Read more »

HIV drug workplace testing

I'm concerned about HIV and workplace drug testing. I'm sure, because I've heard that Sustiva can cause interference leading to a false positive on drug tests. Are there any other HIV meds that cause false positives? Has there been...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Sustiva is still the only one I know of that is likely to trigger a false positive, and only if the less specific test is used. There is no literature on Norvir that I'm aware of, but please post this question to one of the site's many MDs.... Read more »

Pre-employment drug testing and HIV implications

Let's say that I apply for a job at company X and they require a drug test. I take the test and I test positive for something due to my HIV status. Do I have to tell the potential employer of my status to dispell concerns of my testing...
Lynne Gabriel

Response from Lynne Gabriel

WorkPositive, Inc.
First, understand that the employer must make a "conditional offer of employment" before requiring a drug test. It is unlikely that anti-HIV medication would trigger a positive result for the employer-requested drug test. Laws vary by... Read more »
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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 »

Employment drug test positive which HIV med is it

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have recently changed my combination to 3TC, Abacavir and Efavirenz. I work within an industry that requires regular and random drug and alcohol testing. My urine tests are now coming back positive for canabanoids ( I dont smoke dope). I can have... Read more »

drug test

Posted by Anonymous
i had to take a drug test in order for a job. it was like the same test i took for the hiv test with the cotton swab in my mouth . i would like to know if the drug test also shows if you hav hiv or not??

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Help! Drugs or no Drugs? Options?

Posted by hblue23, 4 Replies
Hi.

Please excuse the long drawn out story, but I need help and I am scared.


I just had a baby, she's 5 months old now. I was on the HIV meds for the pregnancy because it was necessary to protect her and it is known that your immune system is down... Read more »