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Prednisone Effect On 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...
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 additional tests are needed. I'll... Read more »

Prednisone effect

Hello Doctor,I had sex with a prost. in 2005 April and then got tested for 3 months then at the 6th month and the results were negative though now after reading some info on prednisone I recall having been treated with very high dosage of prednisone...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,A course of prednisone for treatment of Bell's palsy taken two years before an HIV-antibody test would not affect the validity or accuracy of your test. No additional HIV testing, including a PCR DNA, is warranted. Your negative HIV tests... Read more »

Prednisone interfering with test results, need medical advice

Question directed to Dr. Wohl but any expert feel free to answer please. I am very anxious and worried.Hello. I had a low risk to no risk exposure exactly at August 12 in the mornig (after party 4 a.m. aprox.). Although my exposure is qualified as...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
As you said, the prednisone is really not an issue. Plus the p24 would not be affected by this med even theoretically. DW... Read more »

anemia effect on HIV antibody test

Hi Dr, My friend has anemia. She is going to get a HIV antibody test for HIV 1 and HIV 2. Being anemic or having anemia, does it have an affect on the HIV antibody test? i mean like delayed sero conversion or false results. Does she need to get a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Anemia will not affect HIV-antibody test results.Dr. Bob... Read more »
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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 a week after that was negative ( 20 weeks ). this was the second one i took... Read more »

Antibody test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I asked my girlfriend to take a rapid antibody test in a clinic to see if she had HIV, as I found out she was injecting drugs. The result was negative but I am worried she cheated the test with Anti-viral drugs, is it possible?
I had all the symptoms... Read more »

rieter's syndrome and antibody testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was diagnosd with rieter's syndrome a form of arthritis 5 years ago,now after a risky encounter i tested neg at 3 months (90 days) after exposure.I was told by one source that rieter's could effect my body to make antibodys or delay im... Read more »

Could I have HIV Without Antibodies?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
About three weeks after a couple incident of unprotected oral sex with high risk women I got a 4 month long sore throat, sever fatigue, and lymph node swelling. This was followed by a continuation of and frequent sore throats and sinus infections,... Read more »