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Hiv Testing Time Frames

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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 »

Accuracy and timing of HIV PCR Testing

Can you tell me what you know regarding the accuracy and timing issues associated with HIV PCR... 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 »
Articles
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

New York Times Examines California HIV Testing Bill

... The New York Times on Thursday examined a California bill ( AB 1894 ) that requires health care plans operating in the state to pay for routine Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Rapid HIV Testing, Debate Over OTC Use; Newsweek Profiles OraSure CEO, Oral HIV Test

...proposal to allow consumers to use OraSure Technologies ' OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test at home ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 11/4). Proponents of at-home HIV testing say it will reduce stigma and other obstacles to testing,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New HIV Test 25 Times More Sensitive Than Current Tests, Study Says

...A new HIV test that identifies "tiny amounts" of p24 protein inside HIV is 25 times more sensitive than current HIV tests, according to a study published in the July issue of the American Journal of Clinical Read more »
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HIV ANTI-BODY TEST & THE WINDOW PERIOD TIME FRAME

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Good Day, Here's what the nation's leading authority on HIV testing has to say about the HIV anti-body test and the time it takes to detect infection. Oh, and let us not bastardize this Read more »

HIV testing time

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...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 to be tested again (I was neg). But I have read on some... Read more »

DNA PCR HIV

Posted by jade2008, 1 Reply
.... Can someone please tackle this? Point is, if the DNA PCR test can determine the presence of HIV as soon as the symptoms of ARS are felt, then it may make some sense to counsel people who are going out of their minds waiting Read more »

DNA PCR

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...test (negative) and 16 days after the Elisa a DNA PCR. For the DNA I called a number the CDC hotline gave me for Specialized Testing. The DNA PCR came back negative and they told me at Specialized testing that I didn't need no more tests. That... Read more »