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What Could Alter Hiv Test Results

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Is there a factor that can alter an HIV test Result?

HII was wondering if there is any contraindication when testing for hiv that could generate a false result. For example if a person is on antidepressants, smokes or anything at all?Thank You, this is very important for me.
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
The most common explanation for a false negative on an antibody test is getting tested within the window period (about three months since exposure). As far as the experts know, smoking and antidepressants will not cause inaccurate results on the... Read more »

pregnancy and HIV test

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Oakland Tribune Examines OraQuick Rapid HIV Test That 'Could Alter' HIV Diagnosis, Treatment

...The Oakland Tribune on Monday examined the use of OraSure 's OraQuick rapid HIV test, which can deliver a result in about 20 minutes, saying that the test "could alter diagnosis and treatment for thousands." Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

House Judiciary Committee Approves Bill That Would Alter HIV Testing Requirements for Prison Inmates

...for the virus. The new bill is sponsored by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) (Itkowitz, CQ Today , 7/25) . Under the bill, HIV tests would be required for inmates entering and leaving prison. Inmates would be allowed to opt out of HIV testing... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

House Passes Bill That Would Alter HIV Testing Requirements for Prison Inmates; Chamber Also Approves Global Poverty Bill

... The House on Tuesday passed by voice vote a bill ( HR 1943 ) that would alter HIV testing requirements for federal prison inmates, CQ Today reports (Perine, CQ Today , 9/25). Current federal law and Bureau of Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

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Xango and hiv testing

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
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 »

found out june 24, first test results next week

Posted by ruralguy, 8 Replies
...a short time anyway. And when I need it ambien helps me sleep. I'm hugely worried about test results next week. My prior hiv test (the last negative one) was 18 months before. Anyone out there like me? Being in a rural place is hard and I... Read more »

4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...to possess both sensitivity (to detect infection) and specificity (to detect noninfection). In the United States, screening tests for HIV must be licensed by the FDA, regardless of whether they are used for screening blood, diagnosis, or... Read more »

Do any drugs affect HIV test results?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am taking valium for anxiety and recently had a negative HIV test. Could taking valium have compromised the HIV test results? Read more »