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Infections That Influence Hiv Test Results

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Influences on a positive result

Is or are there any particular cases where people have tested positive for the HIV antibodies, yet were not positive? If you were taking medications and had a virus at the time, not HIV, would that have any influence on the test?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I'll answer the second question first. No, taking medications or having a virus (not HIV) will not influence HIV test results.Next, yes, it is possible to test positive on an ELISA (antibody) test, and not be HIV-infected. We call this a... Read more »

Does Truvada influence the window period of HIV infection?

Hello, On 6/15, I had a high risk exposure with a HIV positive female. I also take Truvada daily... Read more »

Does exercising influence a HIV test result?

Dear Dr David Wohl, I took a HIV test 8 and a half months after a possible exposure and it came out... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Interaction of Sexual Identity With Sexual Behavior and Its Influence on HIV Risk Among Latino Men: Results of a Community Survey in Northern San Diego County, California

To inform efforts to reduce Latinos' HIV risk, the authors of the current study examined the sexual behavior, sexual identities, and HIV risk factors of a community sample of Latino men. In 2005 and 2006, 680 Latino men in randomly selected,... Read more »
Body Positive

Under Lock and Key: Youth Under the Influence of HIV

Illustration by Elton Tucker This article, originally featured in the November 1996 issue of Body Positive, unfortunately remains highly relevant today. Sheryl is a 15-year-old African-American youth from the Bronx. She is not preparing for... Read more »

HIV/Hepatitis C Coinfection Does Not Influence CD4+ Cell Recovery in Patients on Suppressive HAART

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. It is these women and men who are transforming HIV treatment and care. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Partner Communication, Commitment Influenced HIV Testing in Adolescents

This article was reported by Healio . An article in Healio reported that inner-city adolescents in committed relationships with strong partner communication about HIV were more inclined to get tested for the virus. Researchers, including Hina... Read more »
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Confusing test results

Posted by 03182011, 2 Replies
I've been tested positive a few weeks ago though a mail in anonymous blood sample.

i've took a few weeks to figure things out and went to a clinic to do the oraquick anonymously - the test result returned negative. i've just sent the mail in again... Read more »

Ex-Lab Worker Questions HIV Test Results

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Ex-Lab Worker Questions HIV Test Results

By FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press writer

BALTIMORE - Thousands of patients could have received questionable HIV (news - web sites) test results not just hundreds, as hospital officials have suggested,... Read more »

Can ecstasy hinder HIV test results ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi there. I was just wondering if taking drugs like ecstasy or cocaine a few weeks before testing can affect the results in any way ? Also, I read somewhere that ecstasy use lowers the immune system, so could this cause any problems when testing ? Read more »

Clear advice on infection possibility and HIV Duo test

Posted by worried29UK, 1 Reply
Hello. I'm looking for some clear advice as the Internet is filled with different sources and answers aren't clear.

Firstly I am a 29 year old male who on a recent business trip had a sexual encounter with a random male. The encounter comprised of... Read more »