Sustiva Causing False Positive Marijuana Drug Screening

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Drug Screening and Stockrin

I was wondering if there is any way for the Stockrin that I am taking to cause a false positive with a drug test that I am scheduled to take for a new job. Thanks!
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Stocrine (efavirenz or Sustiva in US) can cause a false positive test for marijuana (THC). I often provide patients with a note stating that they are taking a necessary prescribed medication Read more »

false positive urine drug test

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Atripla & drug screening

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Test Positive Aware Network

Sustiva Seems to Cause Prisoners to Wrongly Test Positive for Marijuana Use

...rendering a false positive. Research conducted by DuPont reflects that only the [CEDIA DAU] assay has been identified as creating false positives. Other assays do not cause false positives. The Department will continue to monitor this situation... Read more »
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...diarrhea, fever, and low levels of some blood cells. May raise levels of triglycerides and the good cholesterol (HDL). May lead to false positive tests for use of marijuana. Women taking Sustiva should not become pregnant or breast-feed because... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


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Back to Work Drug Screenings

...regimen and side effects and you are raring to go! Here is something that you probably have not thought about -- pre-employment drug screening. As a pharmacist, I get a lot of questions from HIV positive people regarding drug tests and how to... Read more »
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postive drug screen

Posted by JavierNYC, 4 Replies
...months ago and i'm going to start a new job which i have to take a urine drug test. i have read that sometimes atripla causes a false positive for canabus(marijuana)(weed), how true is this. i really need the job and the insurance. any advice... Read more »

I tested Positive, My boyfriend didnt, False positive?

Posted by ruraltgwoman, 1 Reply
I tested positive for HIV on 12/10. My boyfriend just got his results back today 12/21. His results came back negative. We have been having unprotected sex for the last 4 years and have been together for 5. I have only been wih him during that... Read more »

What things cause a false positive?

Posted by Anonymous
.......on a rapid (oraquick) test? Are their certain medical conditions, medicines, etc that cause these false positives??? Just wodering why they happen? Read more »

Drugs for HIV contains ganja?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My friend just got detained two days ago at the Thai border ,the urine test found out that he consumed ganja. I believe he did not take and i hope someone could tell me if there is any HIV drugs that contain ganja? Read more »
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