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Prednisone And Hiv Antibody Test

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can prednisone hide antibodies against hiv?

Hello doctor,I'm an italian electrical engeneer 30 years old.20 months ago i had 5 unprotected sex relations with an high risk woman, 2 months later I developed a light form of pemphigus vulgaris (confirmed by biopsy). 4 months ago I began a therapy...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello fellow Italian,Come sta? Prednisone will not affect your HIV antibody test. Yes, prednisone is an immunosuppressant, but it does not affect that aspect of the immune response. You're negative! No Read more »

concerned

Hello, can taking an hiv test 4 weeks after the last dose (1 week of prednisone 20mg 2x daily for 5... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...In the US, call the National AIDS Hotline, (800) 342-2437. The most common HIV test is a blood test. Newer tests can detect HIV antibodies in mouth fluid (not the same as saliva), a scraping from inside the cheek, or urine. "Rapid" HIV test... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? What Are HIV Antibody Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...been infected, your immune system will make antibodies against HIV. The most common HIV tests look for these antibodies. The HIV antibody test (called ELISA or EIA) is one of the most reliable medical tests. It can be done on blood, mouth swab,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...antibodies to fight it, HIV multiplies rapidly. Therefore, this test will show a high viral load during acute infection. A negative HIV antibody test and a very high viral load indicate recent HIV infection, most likely within the past two... Read more »
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Can I put the fears to rest?

Posted by bigdogdog, 1 Reply
On October 20th, 2008 I had unprotected vaginal intercourse. 4 days later I had a full blood panel and std testing. Results were negative. Since then I have had three more tests, they were The OraQuick ADVANCE Rapid HIV- 1/2 Antibody Test. Each was... Read more »

prednisone & hiv test

Posted by vicman72, 2 Replies
...Hello: i just want to know if prednisone could affect the hiv test ( elisa ). i was on prednisone for 7 day ( 40 mg 2 days and 20 mg for 5 days). i took the elisa test Read more »

Need advice regarding my HIV antibody test

Posted by goingcrazy1000, 1 Reply
...Hello: I really need some feedback regarding my HIV antibody test I took on August 25, 2008. Here I go with my story...I am married for 12 years with three children. I made the biggest Read more »

Symptoms vs. testing history - what should I do?

Posted by Tryin2BRational, 3 Replies
...the 8, 12, 15, 18, 25, 27, 29, 34, and 43 week mark) at a local HIV clinic ? all non-reactive/negative ? Orasure Oral swab HIV Antibody test at the week 25 mark ? non-reactive/negative ? Blood draw HIV ELISA test by my GP (Quest), private... Read more »