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Pre Marital Hiv Screening

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Malaysia to Impose Mandatory Pre-Marital HIV/AIDS Screening

Responding to reports of rising HIV infections among women, many of whom are believed to have been infected by their husbands, Malaysia's government has announced plans for mandatory pre-marriage HIV screening. "Next year, we will make it mandatory... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Singapore Health Minister Supports HIV Testing for Pregnant Women, Considers Mandatory Pre-Marital HIV Testing

Singapore Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan said he supports compulsory HIV testing for pregnant women and is considering requiring couples to get tested for the virus before being married, Channel NewsAsia reports ( Channel NewsAsia , 12/4). Last... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Brides, Grooms Need Pre-Marital AIDS Test, Not Horoscopes: Indian Victim

Jahnabi Goswami, 27, has a personal reason for campaigning to make pre-marital AIDS tests mandatory: Her husband infected her with HIV soon after their marriage. "In India, a majority of parents visit astrologers with horoscopes of the bride and the... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV+ pre-employment drug screening

I am on a regiment of combivir and sustiva and have heard that the sustiva can give a false positive for marijauna (THC). How do I get past this without disclosing that I am HIV+? Catch 22?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I offer to write a note (non-specific) for patients stating that they are on a drug known to cause false positive tests for marijuana (variably). KH... Read more »

Pre Employment Drug Screening and Atripla

I am an HIV positive man on Atrilpa who took a pre-employment drug screening urine test. Two years ago my NP told me that it would be okay to smoke marijuana because the potential for a false positive meant I wouldn't have to worry about the...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
You should be OK; you do have documentation showing that one of your medications can cause false positives. I would show that to the doctor or, if you show it to the potential employer, make sure that the name of the drug is not in the letter as it... Read more »

Pre-Employment Drug Screening

I am on Reyataz, Norvir and Truvada and will be doing a pre-employment drug testDo you know if any of these can produce a false positive for illicit drug use?If the data is unknown - is there any way I can find out before my employer does the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
We get this question frequently.The only HIV medication that could cause a false positive test is efavirenz. This is rarely, if ever a problem any more, since newer drug tests don't cross react.BY... Read more »

Pre Employment Drug Screening

I am on Norvir, Reyataz and Sustiva and will be required to take a pre-employment drug screenDo you know if any of these meds can produce a false positive for illicit drug use?I am also on Lamictal (lamotrigine) which is not an HIV medication and...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Yes, certain drug screen assays could result in a false positive for cannabinoids when taking sustiva. The other drugs should not result in any such false positives.... Read more »
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pre employment drug screen

Posted by chrgd71, 2 Replies
i am going for a new job. its one i REALLY want. i have been on meds for 7 months now, sustiva/truvada. all the info i can find states that i will probably show a false positive because of the sustiva. has anyone else had to deal with this? how... Read more »

Pre Cum and scared

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
This is strange but things happen during sex. I am super safe using condoms. I am the bottom. Well as I was watching him put the comdom on I noticed a lot of pre cum. Seems like everybody has a hard time putting the condom on at the first role... Read more »

Pre employment drug testing and Atripla

Posted by ImaNiceGuy, 3 Replies
I am aware that a drug test can show false positive if you take Atripla. Was wondering if most drug testing facilities know to use more specific test when you list Atripla as your medication.

Anyone here had recent experience with pre employment drug... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
I've read a lot of worries and a few post about pre-cum.

In most cases pre-cum is a low low risk esp. with oral sex.

The risk with pre-cum is greater when it comes to anal and vaginal sex, man or woman.

When a penis enters an orafice, not the mouth, it... Read more »