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How Much Corticosteroids Will Cause A False Negative HIV Test

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Again positive HIV with steroid interfere

Hi Doctor Bob in order to remember my case I am the man who has congenital adrenal Hyperplasia and has a PCR reduction after steroid reduction dose this is the link to remember my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...24, 2008 Hello, My opinion hasn't changed. Corticosteroids can suppress immune responses and might cause a falsely negative HIV test by suppressing the immune system's specific anti-HIV antibody production. Corticosteroids should not cause a... Read more »

Corticosteroid use and HIV Rapid tests

Dear Dr Bob, Can treatment with 30mg prednisone daily for 10 days done 6 months... Read more »

PCR negative after steroide reduction again

Hello, My opinion hasn't changed. Corticosteroids can suppress immune responses and might cause a... Read more »
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Hiv pcr false negative and seroconversion

Posted by Seoulguy, 1 Reply
...I need some help. I am in Seoul and have had PCR and Antigen test at 7 weeks - both negative. However, my skin is changing rapidly - brown marks and cauliflower patterns - red dry knuckles and a rash on my face and test. Read more »

Uso de CORTICOSTEROIDES durante la prueba

Posted by Jc82, 2 Replies
...hola amigos como estan... yo me encuentro muy mal muy preocupado.....como uds saben ..llevaba un alentador segundo elisa negativo a las 10.5 semanas dspues de un negativo a las 7.5 semanas.... pues bien hoy me he derrumbado despues de leer que... Read more »

WebMD/corticosteroids

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...WebMD states that the use of corticosteroids can alter the HIV test... My fiancee took the Home Access test approx. 17 months after sex with his ex-girlfriend, it came back negative. During the Read more »

GMAN- follow up on corticosteroid ?'s

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Thank you for replying to my questions. Dr. Bob says that taking high-dose corticosteroids can affect HIV test results, is he referring to something other than what my fiancee had (3 injections)? My fiancee tested again, this time 9 weeks Read more »