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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
...not affect the validity or accuracy of your test. No additional HIV testing, including a PCR DNA, is warranted. Your negative HIV tests at three and six months are definitive, conclusive and WOO-HOO-able.Be well. Stay well.Dr. Bob Read more »

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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 Read more »

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Xango and hiv testing

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I was wondering if consuming Xango, the natural juice that has been said to have a lot of good stuff in it, can it affect the results when testing for hiv antibodies? The producers of Xango state that it boosts the immune system.. Anyone knows... Read more »

Do all newborns in us get tested for Hiv?

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