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Effects Of Hiv Over Time

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was on anti depressant(citalopram) for two years and was drinking alcohol in the same two years time, before i got tested. WIll that effect my HIV test result or any other STD test results.

Dear Dr. ConwayI had an exposure, and due to the stress, I was on an antidepressant(citalopram 20 mg everyday) and I was also drinking alcohol everyday again because of the stress. In the morning I used to take citalopram 20 mg everyday and in the...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...None of the drugs you are taking (and no drugs that I know of) have any effect on the HIV antibody test results. I would say the same thing about any of the other tests you have undergone. If the results were negative Read more »

Effective time for HIV testing

Hi Doc!Great site; thanks so much for what you do.I had a "whoopsie" at a club. I was drunk and... Read more »

Writing for 4th time, pls do respond, else i shall die, HLA-B27 +ve effecting ELISA HIV Test

Dear Doc.I have tried to view all the acrchieves but could not get my answer. I am writing for the... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Visa Laws Effects on People Living With HIV/AIDS

...Times examines a recent report by the advocacy group Human Rights Watch that says visa restrictions for people living with HIV/AIDS have been shown to jeopardize their health. "About a third of the world?s countries limit the right of people... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Los Angeles Times Examines Research Surrounding Long-Term Effects of HIV on Brain Tissue

... The Los Angeles Times on Monday examined research into the long-term effects of HIV on brain tissue (Brink, Los Angeles Times , 11/7). A study Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Effects of Medicare Prescription Drug Plan on Patients, Including Those Living With HIV/AIDS

...examined how the new Medicare prescription drug benefit affects access to drugs for beneficiaries, including those living with HIV/AIDS. Under the drug benefit, numerous companies are under contract with Medicare to provide medications to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Effects of Sex Education, AIDS Awareness on Teen Sex, Birth Rate

...The New York Times on Tuesday examined the debate over which educational factors may be responsible for a decline in teenage birth rate and the Read more »
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Diagnosed with HIV and AIDS at the same time!!!!

Posted by icantbelieve, 9 Replies
Last April, viral load over 500.000 and cd4 count 191. Overwhelming. I've been sad, lonely, on meds, always tired, lost weight, appetite, no one knows, live away from my family, no partner, with an infection on my skin since April that impairs my... Read more »

conventional blood test?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I was just wondering if a conventional blood test (not the ELISA test) can detect HIV in any way. i am not sure i am posting this in the right topic but thank you in advance Read more »

my partner is positive and having a very hard time

Posted by killiansdad, 12 Replies
...at times, we love each other very much. I am not positive, and frequently get tested. The thing is, he does not believe in HIV meds. For a few years after his test results, he refused to seek any sort of medical treatment. I have basically... Read more »

Long-term HIV and Aids survivors' health worrying

Posted by ScotCharles
...the epidemic are experiencing "premature[e]" or "disproportionate numbers" of ailments associated with ageing, the New York Times reports. CDC estimates show that the number of people ages 50 and older living with HIV increased by 77 percent... Read more »