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Immunosuppressant Drugs And Hiv Testing

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HIV EIA test and Immunosuppressants

I've been on Fluoxetine, Prothiaden and Thioril tablets for depression for almost 9 months when I went for an HIV 1 EIA test.I learnt that these antidepressants have immunosuppressive affects. I'm wondering how immunosuppressants such as...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
To my knowledge, fluoxetine has no known immunosuppressant effects. If it had documented immunosuppressant effects, the FDA would require it to be so labeled and probably would pull it from the U.S. market.I do not recognize the other medications.... Read more »

Immunosuppressants & HIV Detection

I think you would be the best qualified person on this forum to answer my question. I am currently... Read more »

Which Immunosuppressive Medications inhibit/slow Development of HIV antibodies

Dear Dr. Holodniy:I believe that you have stated in previous answers toquestions that some... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study Shows Evidence Linking HPV-Related Cancers With Immunosuppression Levels

A new study finds that people with AIDS are at increased risk of developing cancers associated with human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, and that this risk increases as the patients' level of immunosuppression rises. The researchers accessed data... Read more »
Emory University

Transplant Drug Stimulates Immune Memory

The immunosuppressant drug rapamycin was discovered in soil from Easter Island. Rapamycin, a drug given to transplant recipients to suppress their immune systems, has a paradoxical effect on cells responsible for immune memory, scientists at the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Assessment of HIV Testing of Urban Injection Drug Users: Implications for Expansion of HIV Testing and Prevention Efforts

In the current study, the researchers set out to "determine the extent of HIV testing among urban injection drug users (IDUs) to assess whether an expansion of targeted testing programs would be consistent with national goals to identify previously... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Drug Level Testing

What Is Drug Level Testing? How Can TDM Help? Does TDM Work for All HIV Drugs? Difficulties With TDM When Can TDM Help? Future Directions What Is Drug Level Testing? It can be helpful to test a patient's blood to check the levels of a... Read more »
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Immuno suppressant drug affecting results?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I noted one anon msg(12/7/04,10.51am) on the possible inaccuracy of the HIV test when there is immunosuppressant drug used and that test should be conduct 6 months.
I have been reading this lively forum and now I am concerned for myself.
I have an... 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 »

Employment drug test positive which HIV med is it

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have recently changed my combination to 3TC, Abacavir and Efavirenz. I work within an industry that requires regular and random drug and alcohol testing. My urine tests are now coming back positive for canabanoids ( I dont smoke dope). I can have... Read more »

drug test

Posted by Anonymous
i had to take a drug test in order for a job. it was like the same test i took for the hiv test with the cotton swab in my mouth . i would like to know if the drug test also shows if you hav hiv or not??

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