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Taking Prednisone When You're Hiv Positive

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Taking Prednisone while on PEP

Is taking prednisone safe to take while on PEP, or is there a chance that it may decrease the effectiveness of the PEP treatment? Prednisone was prescribed to me as a short-term treatment for an infection, but having done research on it, I'm...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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Hi and thanks for posting.While prednisone could cause mild-moderate immune suppression, there is no significant interaction with the HIV medications in any PEP regimen.Hope that helps,BY... Read more »

Will prednisone shrink lymph nodes in HIV-infected persons?

Would you know if prednisone would shrink swollen neck glands on a HIV infected person, I know that... Read more »

acne and prednisone and hiv

I recently sero converted..my t cells and viral load were very borderline with regards to starting... 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 negative ( 20 weeks ). this was the second one i took... Read more »