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Prednisone Effect On Hiv Test

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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 »

Side effects from Prednisone

It has been three years since I was diagnosed with AIDS wasting syndrome. I had been on injections... Read more »

Spinal Tap -prednisone, Benadryle and HIV meds

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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 »

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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hgh and prednisone

Posted by thomas54, 4 Replies
im like the after picture of lipoatrophy. Does hgh work? and my doc gave me prednisone to help bulk up. will these help
build muscle.? what are your experiences .? Thanks in advance.and by the way, im in columbus, ga. via S.F. and got culture shock... Read more »

Prednisone for lypodistrophy

Posted by Anonymous
Hi..I have been taking meds for 4 years and have notice lypodistrophy taking its toll in my face, arms and legs. Has anyone else considered taking prednisone to see if it will help combat this. Since one of the side effects is puffyness, I guess... Read more »