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False Positive From Sustiva

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false positives for THC for sustiva consumers

I recently tested positive for thc. I do not use marijuana. I read some info requarding this but cant locate the article. Surely there are more sensitive tests that can clear this up. Which tests and why does taking sustiva produce these results?
Nancy Breuer

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WorkPositive, Inc.
...Ouch. Sorry you've gone through this. Perhaps this will help. I asked DuPont for information about an unrelated Sustiva question in March 2000 and received a comprehensive, clear reply from their drug information specialist. Please call them at Read more »

Sustiva and Marijuana False Positive

Lynn, Lynne, and Nancy -First of all, I would like to thank all three of you for your compassionate... Read more »

Sustiva and false Positive

I am currently on Sustiva and Combivir for about 1 1/2 year.T-s up from 138 to 300. VL from... Read more »
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Sustiva

...diarrhea, fever, and low levels of some blood cells. May raise levels of triglycerides and the good cholesterol (HDL). May lead to false positive tests for use of marijuana. Women taking Sustiva should not become pregnant or breast-feed because... Read more »
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Atripla

...Viread dose cannot be adjusted. Therefore, Atripla should not be used in people with severe kidney problems. Atripla can cause a false positive for marijuana on certain drug tests. A more specific confirmatory test can be done. There's another... Read more »
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Sustiva Seems to Cause Prisoners to Wrongly Test Positive for Marijuana Use

...taking the anti-HIV drug Sustiva (efavirenz). Sustiva is known to make people wrongly test positive for marijuana use (called "false positive" results). But here the story gets tricky, and the crisis for the prisoners builds. (Remember when you... Read more »
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Taking Current Antiretroviral Drugs

...dissolved in water. Take one hour apart from ddI or antacids. Skin rash, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, headache, fatigue May cause false positive result on test for marijuana use. Efavirenz (Sustiva) 3 (200 mg; 3, 1x/day) or 1 ... Read more »
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pre employment drug screen

Posted by chrgd71, 2 Replies
...REALLY want. i have been on meds for 7 months now, sustiva/truvada. all the info i can find states that i will probably show a false positive because of the sustiva. has anyone else had to deal with this? how does one handle this? what do i do?... Read more »

I tested Positive, My boyfriend didnt, False positive?

Posted by ruraltgwoman, 1 Reply
I tested positive for HIV on 12/10. My boyfriend just got his results back today 12/21. His results came back negative. We have been having unprotected sex for the last 4 years and have been together for 5. I have only been wih him during that... Read more »

What things cause a false positive?

Posted by Anonymous
.......on a rapid (oraquick) test? Are their certain medical conditions, medicines, etc that cause these false positives??? Just wodering why they happen? Read more »

Drugs for HIV contains ganja?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My friend just got detained two days ago at the Thai border ,the urine test found out that he consumed ganja. I believe he did not take and i hope someone could tell me if there is any HIV drugs that contain ganja? Read more »