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Hiv Testing How Many Times Do I Need To Test

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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 »

HIV test taking a long time to show positive result

I'm not sure this is the right forum, but I couldn't find any other that's more suitable. This is a... 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

American Indian Communities Need HIV Prevention Programs, Testing to Hold Off HIV/AIDS "Time Bomb," Editorial Says

... The "conditions are ripe" for HIV/AIDS to reach "epidemic proportions" in American Indian communities, but a concerted effort between federal, state, local and tribal Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

London's Times Examines Test Aimed at Detecting Potential HIV/AIDS Vaccines

...that it can detect whether a vaccine candidate will stimulate an immune system response and if the response will actively fight HIV/AIDS. The test, developed by Imperial College London and the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative , is known... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

RNA Test to Detect HIV During Acute, Primary Phase Not Widely Used, New York Times Reports

...replicating but the immune system has not mounted a response. According to the Times , although many health officials and HIV/AIDS experts see detecting newly infected HIV-positive people as an "important next step in controlling the spread of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Los Angeles Times Examines Recommendations for HIV Testing as Part of Routine Medical Care

...behaviors. CDC in 2006 also released recommendations for HIV screening as part of routine medical care. Bernard Branson of the HIV/AIDS prevention division at CDC, who helped develop the agency's current recommendations, said that although... Read more »
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HIV testing time

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I was tested 8 months after my last sexual encounter. The nurse at the clinic and the AIDS hotline, AND the CDC say that that 6 months is the correct length of time after a possible exposure and that I would not have Read more »

HIV ANTI-BODY TEST & THE WINDOW PERIOD TIME FRAME

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...months between exposure and the test, to protect yourself and others from further possible exposures to HIV. The CDC National AIDS Hotline can provide more information and referrals to testing sites in your area. The Hotline numbers are... Read more »

can an HIV-1 test detect HIV-2?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I had several ELISA HIV 1 tests all negative (thank God). But now I'm wondering about HIV 2. Can the HIV 1 test detect HIV 2? Thanks Read more »

retesting

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hello, My husband was recently diagnosed hiv pos. I have been tested and am negative. I need to know how many times and how often should I be tested. Will there ever be a time when I no longer need to retest? Read more »