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Illnesses That Can Affect Hiv Test

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Listeria and HIV

Food-borne illnesses are not new to people living in Canada. However, an outbreak of one particular germ -- Listeria -- linked to the consumption of tainted processed meat has recently occurred. Listeria is of particular concern because this bacterium can cause severe infection (listeriosis) in people with weakened immunity. At press time, no one with HIV has contracted this illness, though at least 54 people have developed listeriosis and 20...
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Medication Affect HIV Test Results?

Hi Dr. Bob,I'm on 4 medications: Paxil, Adderall, Retin-A and Ambien. I was just wondering if any of these medications could affect my Oraquick HIV test? I hope you're doing well and thank you in advance!...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,No, those meds will not affect the results of HIV tests, but I'll bet the combination makes one hell of a cocktail!Dr. Bob... Read more »

False Positives. Does Chronic HCV affect an HIV test?

Hello Dr. McGovern. Thanks for the information you provided to me. I know that Orasure tests and other HIV tests are pretty accurate, but I'm not sure if my chronic hepatitis c may have affected the rusults on the Orasure blood test, which...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I do not know of any information of false positives with Orasure related to HCV. In matter of fact I would strongly doubt that since so many patients with HIV have HCV - the test accuracy would be terrible if that were the case.Anyone with a... Read more »

Does celestone affect HIV Ab Test?

I am a mess and can not get on with my life. Here is the scoop...protected vag sex with "massage girl." Neg Ab at 10, 53, 77, 105 days. Problem is that I recieved 2cc of celestone on day 67 for my sinus problems. Do you think I can woo-hoo...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Questions about possible HIV infection need to be posted to the Safe Sex HIV Prevention" Forum, not here in the "Fatigue and Anemia" Forum. Consequently, I'll only answer very briefly, and refer you to the archives of the... Read more »

Hepatitis Risk affecting HIV test results

Hey Doc,I recently tested HIV negative 19 weeks after a possible exposure. I did however catch chlamydia and am on my third round of antibiotics to clear it up. I'm a 19 year old straight male, no drug use. My questions are.1. Should hepatitis...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1.Hepatitis is a contagious viral illness but I'm not sure why you are worried about it based on the information in your question. Your doctor can easily screen you for hepatitis if indicated.2.No.You're welcome.Dr. Bob... Read more »
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antibodies after seroconversion illness

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Dear everyone,

It appears there are a lot of people on this forum who had a low risk exposure, but are only anxious for a HIV infection because they had a flu-like experience with fever. Actually, i'm one of them. I wondered about the following thing: Read more »

Will ecstasy affect my hiv test results?

Posted by Heythere01, 1 Reply

I'm wondering if having used ecstasy short before the test affects it's results or not. Thanks! Read more »

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 »

will vitamins and Immune system booster affect hiv test results??

Posted by xrayvison, 3 Replies
I have a quick question. I am going to get an hiv test done soon but I was wondering since I take a high dose of immune system boosters like vitamin c, zinc, and vitamin d as a supplement for healthy living, would this affect the outcome of my test... Read more »