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Will consuming liquor affect HIV test result?? (Doctor plz help me....) (ALCOHOL AND HIV TEST RESULTS, 2009)

Dear Doc Bob,I am from Malaysia...Thank you for spending some times with me cause i really feel helpless now...I want to ask if i drink some liquor (around 200ml, 40% alcohol)eight hours before i take HIV test (Elisa-probably ealier generation),...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Alcohol does not affect HIV test results. (See below)Yes, your 99-day result is conclusive.Good luck. Be well.Dr. BobFollow up to the binge drinking question.Jul 26, Read more »

Alcohol affects hiv test? (ALCOHOL AND HIV TEST RESULTS, 2010)

i had 2 hiv tests after 4.5 months and it was neg. it was a 4th gen test. the day before test i... Read more »

alcohol and HIV tests (ALCOHOL AND HIV TEST RESULTS, 2009)

I am a college student and I've done a fair amount of drinking in the past. I got tested at 3... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Porn Actor's HIV Test Results Officially Reported to County

...potential infection, but the results take one week to return. Los Angeles County does not, and cannot under law, accept any other test results." However, LACPHD Director Jonathan Fielding said Tuesday afternoon that a Western Blot is not... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Many Young People in Cameroon Do Not Retrieve HIV Test Results, Researchers Say

... The high percentage of young people in Cameroon who do not retrieve their HIV test results is contributing to the spread of the virus in the country, researchers from the Institute for Research, Socioeconomic Development Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Palm Springs, Calif., Sees Increase in HIV-Positive Test Results; Advocacy Group Seeks Additional Funding

... An increase in HIV-positive test results is leading the Palm Springs, Calif.-based Desert AIDS Project to request additional funding from the Riverside County Department Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Program at St. Louis Children's Hospital Will Offer HIV Tests, Results to Patients Older Than 15 Without Parental Consent

...The St. Louis Children's Hospital in July will begin offering no-cost, immediate HIV testing to patients ages 15 and older without parental consent, the AP/ Joplin Globe reports. Under the program, adolescents 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 »

Ex-Lab Worker Questions HIV Test Results

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Ex-Lab Worker Questions HIV Test Results By FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press writer BALTIMORE - Thousands of patients could have received questionable HIV (news - web Read more »

Can ecstasy hinder HIV test results ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi there. I was just wondering if taking drugs like ecstasy or cocaine a few weeks before testing can affect the results in any way ? Also, I read somewhere that ecstasy use lowers the immune system, so could this cause any problems when testing ? Read more »

HIV Test Results

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I am a 32 year old female from a very small town and I have lived in terror of HIV since about 1995. I basically diagnosed myself based on symptoms and in my mind I was almost certain that I was HIV positive. Read more »