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What Can Mess Up An Hiv Test

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Antiviral drugs mess up test result? Dr David

After 3 days of exposure, I develop a cold sore on my lip. I don't remember using condom or not due to toxicity! But I never kiss that girls. Why I'm having an outbreak?? I went to my family doctor, test negative for acute herpes test, but...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
No. This medication will not interfere with HIV testing.DW... Read more »

Mental mess: Tested positive, unemployed, no insurance

I will make this short as possiable. I live in the LA area.Lost my job in November, still... Read more »

what should I do with this mess?

Ok, I am 19 years old (soon to be 20 this weekend) and I recently tested positive for HIV.A close... Read more »

Day 1 of the Women's HIV/AIDS Advocacy and Leadership Summit: HIV Itself May Be a "Hot Mess," but the Women Living With It Are Not

Kellee Terrell This is part of a series of articles about the 2011 Women's HIV/AIDS Advocacy and Leadership Summit , which was held Oct. 13-16 in Baton Rouge, La. After an early flight -- 5:45 a.m. to be exact -- and little to no sleep,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: AIDS Drugs Flow After Four-Year Mess

Four years after Canada passed legislation intended to speed poor nations' access to cheap generic drugs for AIDS and other deadly diseases, AIDS drugs are finally bound for Rwanda. But the Canadian manufacturer of the drugs, Apotex Inc., says the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Reasons for Not HIV Testing, Testing Intentions and Potential Use of an Over-the-Counter Rapid HIV Test in an Internet Sample of Men Who Have Sex With Men Who Have Never Tested for HIV

The correlates of the main reasons for not HIV testing, HIV testing intentions, and the potential use of an over-the-counter rapid HIV test (OTCRT) among men who have sex with men who have never tested for HIV (NTMSM) are unknown, the authors wrote.... Read more »

How Accurate Are Rapid HIV Tests? Study Finds Blood Tests Slightly More Accurate Than Oral Tests

Rapid HIV tests perform slightly worse when testing oral samples in comparison to blood, according to a new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases on Jan. 24. Researchers from Canada, led by Nitika Pant Pai, M.D., of McGill... Read more »
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I messed up / tested too soon

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I took the test about 2 months after the sex act it was negative but now I have to test again and worried it could be positive this time.

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Tested positive, WB negative, complete mess now...

Posted by brainfried, 3 Replies
Hi everyone. I am falling apart mentally. Nearly 7 months ago I went to a sex club with some friends and basically only deep kissed a woman there, nothing more than that. I was so drunk, the next day I felt so far out of my safety zone that I... Read more »

What a terrible mess I put myself in....

Posted by jpworried1, 2 Replies
Well its a long story...I have always had problems putting on a condom but from now on I learned my lesson big time...I was in a very bland relationship for 51/2 years and there was a period of 3 years where we had NO SEX at all. So about 3 years... Read more »

Please read - from an ex anxious mess

Posted by alphabetsoup, 2 Replies
Hello, I had a questionable "exposure" 6 weeks ago. Questionable in the regard it wasn't an exposure at all. I worried myself over nothing, relived those moments and brought anxiety on myself.

I am a Doctor, I know the facts of HIV transmission and... Read more »