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Hiv Test And Drinking

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Can drinking alcohol affect HIV test results

I had an HIV test yesterday, just after lunch where I had drank 2 glasses of wine. Will the alcohol from the wine affect the test results? I just read somewhere that drinking too much alcohol can affect the test results, and now I am afraid the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You're worried that two glasses of a fine chardonnay would affect HIV test results? Dude, come on; be reasonable. If that were the case, don't you think you would have been advised by your doctor or testing 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 »
Articles
AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...die faster than men. But if they get tested and treated, they live as long as men. Fact Sheet 102 has more information on HIV testing. Gynecological problems can be early signs of HIV infection. Ulcers in the vagina, persistent yeast... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

... Table of Contents Myths About HIV and HIV Treatment Myths About HIV Tests Myths About HIV Transmission Myths About Clinical Trials There are many myths about HIV. A myth is a story or an idea Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...important to educate yourself: so you don't have to be unnecessarily frightened anymore. That education includes getting an HIV test . It doesn't hurt to be sure you're negative -- in fact, all adults and sexually active teenagers should get... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

The Testing Debate: Is Written Consent a Barrier?

...seek the medical care that can prolong their lives and prevent transmission to others. The CDC recommended two changes in HIV testing: "opt-out" testing and the elimination of written HIV consent. The CDC estimates that over a million people... Read more »
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Could I get HIV/STD from random people's drinks?

Posted by jacko2217, 2 Replies
...alot of fun and I had a very good time but I remember after a few drinks, starting to drink out of random people's beers, once drinking directly out of a random bottle. i also poured out some people's unfinished drinks into my glass to drink with... Read more »

HIV/HepB Coinfection and test implications

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...read is a symptom of HepB. My question for anyone knowledgeable out there, is:- Can a Hep B infection cause a false negative HIV test? Especially at 6/7 weeks, and if so what level of probability? Im running out of ideas as to what is causing... Read more »

thrush returns

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...is now June and my oral thrush has returned (2 days ago) in my mouth. Can thrush return? Over the last 5 weeks, I have been drinking heavily and my diet has been bad (coupled with late nights) - could this be the reason or could it be HIV? I have... Read more »

Urine Testing for HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...on results). Recently, I accepted a new position with a new company. The company's insurance vendor requires that you take an HIV test via urine sample. If I am positive, I definitely do not want my company's insurance vendor to deny me coverage... Read more »