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was on anti depressant(citalopram) for two years and was drinking alcohol in the same two years time, before i got tested. WIll that effect my HIV test result or any other STD test results.

Dear Dr. ConwayI had an exposure, and due to the stress, I was on an antidepressant(citalopram 20 mg everyday) and I was also drinking alcohol everyday again because of the stress. In the morning I used to take citalopram 20 mg everyday and in the...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...None of the drugs you are taking (and no drugs that I know of) have any effect on the HIV antibody test results. I would say the same thing about any of the other tests you have undergone. If the results were negative Read more »

HIV test taking a long time to show positive result

I'm not sure this is the right forum, but I couldn't find any other that's more suitable. This is a... Read more »

Writing for 4th time, pls do respond, else i shall die, HLA-B27 +ve effecting ELISA HIV Test

Dear Doc.I have tried to view all the acrchieves but could not get my answer. I am writing for the... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

London's Times Examines Test Aimed at Detecting Potential HIV/AIDS Vaccines

... The London Times on Monday examined a test that aims to identity the "best potential AIDS vaccine from among other less promising products." According to the Times , early results from the test indicate that it can Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines California HIV Testing Bill

...aware of their status. CDC figures show that about 40% of the U.S. population has ever received an HIV test ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 10/1). The law will provide coverage for routine HIV testing for 22.19 million people, according to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Rapid HIV Testing, Debate Over OTC Use; Newsweek Profiles OraSure CEO, Oral HIV Test

...proposal to allow consumers to use OraSure Technologies ' OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test at home ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 11/4). Proponents of at-home HIV testing say it will reduce stigma and other obstacles to testing,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New HIV Test 25 Times More Sensitive Than Current Tests, Study Says

...Disease Control and Prevention . --> Reprinted with permission from kaisernetwork.org . You can view the entire Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , search the archives, or sign up for email delivery at www.kaisernetwork.org/dailyreports/hiv .... Read more »
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HIV testing time

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I was tested 8 months after my last sexual encounter. The nurse at the clinic and the AIDS hotline, AND the CDC say that that 6 months is the correct length of time after a possible exposure and that I would not have Read more »

HIV ANTI-BODY TEST & THE WINDOW PERIOD TIME FRAME

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...months between exposure and the test, to protect yourself and others from further possible exposures to HIV. The CDC National AIDS Hotline can provide more information and referrals to testing sites in your area. The Hotline numbers are... Read more »

Timing of Acute HIV and Sero-Conversion

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...My question relates to timing of possible HIV exposure, Acute HIV and subsequent sero-conversion. Note I have tested negative with Elia tests out to 19 weeks but I have not been well since 2 weeks after the event feeling tired with off and on Read more »

New HIV test Coming Window will be 12 days.

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...newer tests it is called the 3rd generation and even the 4th Generation. Your information is old and outdated. New HIV Test 25 Times More Sensitive Than Current Tests, Study Says June 15, 2004 A new HIV test that identifies "tiny amounts" of... Read more »