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How Does The Hiv Virus Affect Humans

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Do x-rays affect hiv test result?

I do an x-ray for my lung, than I do a hiv antibodies screening assay Immediately. It is non-reactive.Would x-ray affect my hiv test result? Would I get a false negative??
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,No, of course not! Frevinsakes!Dr. Bob Read more »

Do the emergency contraception pills affect HIV test result?

Do emergency contraception pills affect HIV test result? I ate emergency contraception pills on... Read more »

Will polio affect the result of hiv test

I have polio as a child, will this condition affect the result of a hiv rapid test done by the Home... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Book Gives Those Affected by HIV/AIDS an Emotional Outlet: Publication Also Raises Awareness

... An anthology published by the Palm Beach County Health Department is helping raise awareness about HIV/AIDS in the black community, one of the groups hit hardest by the disease. Twenty-five contributors created essays, photos, Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Researchers Need to Know How Evolutionary Life of Viruses Affects Evolution of Humans, Animals, Opinion Piece Says

... "[B]efore researchers can develop new drugs" to "stave off the worst that viruses" -- such as HIV -- and "bacteria can produce, ... they must understand the evolutionary nature of individual diseases and how viruses and bacteria, Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Stress, Emotional Factors Can Affect Progression of HIV/AIDS, Study Says

...the University of Miami studied 174 men and women. At the start of the study, participants wrote an essay describing their emotional responses to a traumatic event and most wrote about issues associated with HIV/AIDS. Researchers measured the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Guardian Examines How Uganda's Drought, Food Shortages Affect HIV-Positive People

... The Guardian examines how "famine and acute food shortages" in Uganda could affect people living with HIV/AIDS. "The situation is beginning to undermine efforts to fight the virus in the north and east of Uganda, 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 »

dear gmanbil Can HIV affect the liver?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...dear gman,hiv itself affect the liver,while NOT on meds?, my liver enzymes are always raised.my recent DNA PCR WAS NEG,for HIV. Read more »

Anti boitics- affect on the Window period-Hiv!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does anyone know if the use of an anti biotic medicine will affect the window period after a possible exposure to Hiv! would it prolong the period for seroconversion to take place or or speed Read more »

Medication affecting HIV test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Where can I find out information about medication affecting results of HIV test? I was on antifungal when I took my test & worried about false negative. Read more »