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Positive For Hepatitis Affecting HIV Test

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HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? If so, this brochure answers somebasic questions about living withboth HIV and Hep C. What is HIV and Hep Cco-infection? When people have HIV and another major infectionsuch as Hep C, they are co-infected. HIV is a virusthat attacks the immune system, killing the CD4+cells that help the body fight off...
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Hepatitis affects the outcome of hiv test ?

Hi Doc,Recently my father is sick because of Dengue and went to the hospital, when his blood was tested it was positive that is was a dengue virus. The doctor also tested his blood using the ELISA test and it came out reactive, my question is, can...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I am not aware of any data to suggest that dengue would change the outcome of an HIV test. However, I suspect there is little information about that. HIV ELISA are ALWAYS confirmed by a Western Blot.... 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 »

Hiv test results if Hepatitis C positive

DoctorI have a question about testing for HIV if I am Hepatitis C positive. Does having hepatitis effect the results? I had a PCR at 6 weeks post exposure, antibody test 15 weeks post exposure, and an oral antibody test at 22 1/2 weeks post...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Good news, having Hepatitis C does not affect the results of an HIV test. With a negative result at your 22 week test, you are HIV negative, as long as there were no other risks of transmission during this time. If there were then you need to be... 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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Lupus affect hiv testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you had lupus and never been diagnosed becasue it may not be that severe could it still cause you to seroconvert late? Is so how late and would a 3 month test give you a false negative, false positive, or intermediate? Read more »

Read this about what affect HIV test and so on!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

For you all worried!
Follow this link and read whats affecting the HIV test-False positive and False negatives and window and so on. Link to HIV medical management 2000/2001.

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Can Sulpiride affect the result of HIV antibody test?

Posted by character28, 2 Replies
Hi guys, do you have any information about this? Can it be possible that this antipsychotic alters the result of an HIV test? Is there actually any medicine that alters the result of an HIV test? I've asked this questions to the experts at TheBody... Read more »

dear gmanbil Can HIV affect the liver?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
dear gman,hiv itself affect the liver,while NOT on meds?,
my liver enzymes are always recent DNA PCR WAS NEG,for HIV.

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