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How Much Prednisone Can Cause False Negative

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corticosteroid question has me on edge about asthma meds

Hey Doc, You've said that high dose corticosteroids like Prednisone can sometimes cause false negatives. What exactly is a 'high dose'? I use an albuterol inhaler and advair diskus daily for asthma. Could this have lead to false 12 and 24 week...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The amount of corticosteroids absorbed from using Advair Diskus in the recommended doses would not alter HIV-antibody test results. Albuterol does not contain any steroids. So "breathe easy," my wheezy friend, your HIV test results are definitive... 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 »

Prednisone effect

Hello Doctor,I had sex with a prost. in 2005 April and then got tested for 3 months then at the 6th... Read more »
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HIV Testing

...takes from three weeks to two months for your immune system to produce HIV antibodies. During this "window period" you can test negative for HIV even if you are infected. If you think you were exposed to HIV, you should wait for two months... Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...out its risk factors and to find screening tools to help predict and manage the condition. The symptoms are also found in HIV-negative people. However, this publication provides an overview of IRIS within the context of HIV disease. It presents... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...plan early treatment and intervention, improving your chances of slowing down the progression of HIV disease. If you test negative, you may feel less anxious. By knowing your status, you can find out whether or not you can infect... Read more »
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Nevirapine (Viramune)

...effect is Stevens-Johnson syndrome. This is a serious skin rash that can be fatal. Some health care providers used the drug prednisone to treat the rash. However, research showed that it can actually make the rash worse. A helpful side effect... Read more »
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so ELISA tests NEVER give a false negative?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Is this statement correct? Read more »

Any False Negative RNA PCR?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...missuse of this forum. But I really need to hear from anyone who tried to use the PCR to figure out their status and had false negative prior to tesing +. I concerned about the HIV RNA PCR ultrasensitive <50 quant. Read more »

Crazy village visit

Posted by Anonymous
...and been on and off prednisone for about 10 years. I had an exposure about 1 year ago, and tested at 3, 6, and 12 months - all negative. One week after the 12 month test, my lymph glands in my throat (submandi-something) swelled up pretty big,... Read more »

False Negative

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi, I read somewhere that cortisone can cause false-negatives, well the day I took my HIV test, I had put some hydrocortisone cream on a rash I had earlier that day. Should I be concered Read more »