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was on anti depressant(citalopram) for two years and was drinking alcohol in the same two years time, before i got tested. WIll that effect my HIV test result or any other STD test results.

Dear Dr. ConwayI had an exposure, and due to the stress, I was on an antidepressant(citalopram 20 mg everyday) and I was also drinking alcohol everyday again because of the stress. In the morning I used to take citalopram 20 mg everyday and in the...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
None of the drugs you are taking (and no drugs that I know of) have any effect on the HIV antibody test results. I would say the same thing about any of the other tests you have undergone. If the results were negative (for HIV-1 and everything... Read more »

enbrel's effect on HIV testing

because enbrel is an immunosuppressant, does it have any effect on getting accurate results from an... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating the Educational Effectiveness of a Rapid HIV Post-Test Counseling Video

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Rapid HIV Tests Highly Effective in Preventing Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission in India, Study Finds

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Study Finds Community Pharmacies Are Effective Locations for Rapid HIV Testing

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, in Bronx, N.Y., investigated whether individuals would agree to HIV testing if they could access it at community pharmacies. Yvette Calderon, MD, professor of clinical... Read more »
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Hiv testing effectiveness please answer quick

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I just found out the tests I've been taking are called Hiv chromotography, are these as sensitive as the elisa method?

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Medications and HIV Test

Posted by kbuddy77, 2 Replies
Hey guys quick question does anyone know if Lithum, Seraquil, Ambien Effect a Hiv test I tested neg at 2 mths. Im not a worry well i just wanted to ask this early on but forgot thanks!! Read more »

HIV WBA TESTING

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi, Just wondering if anyone would know whether or not a Hiv WBA test(which is higher testing than hiv1 regular test) is effective for checking for hiv? Is there such a thing as testing the blood for hiv rather than hiv antibodies? Thanks for your... Read more »

Is Pancreatitis a symptom/effect of HIV Infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is Pancreatitis a symptom/effect of HIV Infection? Read more »