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Hydrocortisone Cream And Hiv Testing

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Student Nurse needs clarification.

Dr. Bob, My test is drawing real close, 3 weeks left of my 3 month window. I've posted the same question 3 times now and the last thing i want is to be a pain in the arse, i really appreciate the work you do, but i need an answer to clear up a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Student Nurse,Never fear; Dr. Bob is here!Neither your Zyban nor topical miconazole/hydrocortisone cream will have any affect on the validity of your HIV test results. Yes, your test result will be definitive and conclusive. I'm sending Read more »

pregnant girl again...almost woohoo but two more questions...and donation on its way!!

Doctor, a few months ago i posted my fears and i got tested thursday for HIV and other STD's. Dr.... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi I was the one that posted a question about the affect that a hydrocortisone cream will have on a HIV test. Well, I often used hydrocortisone because this rash that I have has been around for a while. Is there still no affect from 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 that I recieved a false-negative? Read more »

Clear up the sweating/night sweats issue!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
..."rash" stopped at a definite line where my underwear started!! It was itchy and looked like little welts in those areas. Benadryl cream and hydrocortisone cleared it up within 3 days..... No mouth sores, or issues with my mouth at all. No... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »