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Hiv Testing And Antibiotics

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Hepatitis B / Antibiotics and HIV Test (ANTIBIOTICS AND HIV TESTING, 2009)

I currently have Hepatitis B and have just finished taking azithromycin for a cough.I just took a Home Access Hiv test (6 weeks after potential exposure) and was wondering if either the Hep B or antibiotics would affect the negative result.Thank you.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...appreciated. In return I'm sending you my good-luck karma that your definitive HIV test is negative. Good luck. Be well. Dr. Bob Can antibiotics affect test Results?Mar 8, 2007 Can antibiotics affect the results of an HIV Test? I was tested... Read more »

Can Antibiotics taken after exposure delay seroconversion (ANTIBIOTICS AND HIV TESTING, 2010)

Dr. Bob, I want to thank you for taking the time to answer my questions in the past. Unfortunately... Read more »

Cefprozil Antibiotic Will It Affect My HIV TEST

Good Day Dr. BobMy doctor has put me on Cefprozil antibiotic for my throat infection. If I take an... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...Women Need to Know? Research on Women Treatment for Women The Bottom Line How Serious Is HIV for Women? Only 7% of AIDS cases reported in 1985 in the U.S. were women and girls. That percentage grew to 27% in 2007. About 80% of women... Read more »
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Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...livers caused by: Other prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs such as Tylenol (acetaminophen), repeated use of antibiotics, or exposure to chemicals AIDS related opportunistic infections (OIs) such as MAC (mycobacterium avium... Read more »
The Well Project

Pneumonias

... Pneumonia and HIV HIV-positive people are more vulnerable to pneumonias of all kinds and certain pneumonias lead to an AIDS diagnosis, such as PCP, recurrent bacterial pneumonia and active TB . Pneumocystis carinii (or jiroveci )... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Tuberculosis (TB)

...INH can cause liver problems, especially for black or Hispanic women. If you have active TB disease, you will be treated with antibiotics. Because the TB bacteria can develop resistance to individual drugs, you will be given a combination of... Read more »
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antibiotics and hiv testing

Posted by fearfulbear, 1 Reply
...overnite in a hospital for diverticulitis, sent me home with some tablets of antibiotics, while i was still on antibiotics took a hiv elisa test. would the anti biotics give a false neg or interfere with the test.thank you. Read more »

Worried and need to get tested

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...nurse...she thinks I am just paranoid and may have only had a UTI. I am planning to get an HIV test soon, as soon as I complete antibiotics....anyones input on this, would greatly be appreciated. Hopefully God will bless all of us, and 1 day this... Read more »

Symptoms after negative test??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...prescribed me an antibiotic on Thursday, and today is Sunday and this hasn't improved. Do I have a reason to be concerned regarding HIV? Read more »

thorough blood test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I went to the doctor a few months ago with a bladder infection. He prescribed me some antibiotics, but upon my persistence and anxiety, he agreed to do a complete and thorough blood test. I was called back a few weeks later Read more »