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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 (for HIV-1 and everything... Read more »

Do any of these medications affect STD results.

Dr, I have read through your archives, where there have been lot of posts about any medications... Read more »

HIV PCR test - when I can get tested?

Dear Doctor Bob,I was curious - after what period of time HIV PCR test will give me a definite... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Washington: Public Health Shifts STD Focus From Testing to Tracking

... Due to budget cuts caused by the recession, the Snohomish Health District's clinic in Everett advises that "STD clinic services are no longer available." The STD clinic used to offer testing and treatment, but now SHD has placed its hopes Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

STD/HIV Prevention Practices Among Primary Care Clinicians: Risk Assessment, Prevention Counseling, and Testing

... The authors' objective in the current study was to describe current practices of primary care (PC) clinicians for STD/HIV control services, including risk assessment, prevention counseling, and testing. Qualitative interviews were conducted to Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

How Do You Talk To Your Partners About HIV/AIDS and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)?

...There is no easy answer concerning how to talk to a partner about HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Although many people find it easy tohave sex, they find it extremely difficult to talk about it. So how does onebegin? The Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Editorial Commends Washington D.C.'s STD Testing Initiative in High Schools

... "The statistics behind" Washington D.C.'s expanded effort to offer voluntarily, confidential testing for sexually transmitted diseases in high schools "show why it is necessary," a Washington Post editorial states. "Of the 3,000 students... Read more »
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neg test(s) but still.....

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
ok, i had unprotected vaginal sex on sept 10 1999 i got tested at 2,3, and a week or so shy of 6 months.. anyways.. they were all negative, but at the time i was getting tested i developed warts on my hands, a few on my arms and now, they are... Read more »

How soon to test for STD's

Posted by again, 1 Reply
...So, how soon can one test for STD's other than HIV? Is 1 week enough so that if the tests come back negative, can rest? Read more »

Check for other sexually transmitted diseases too

Posted by Anonymous
...How to get the standard STD clinic tests when you go and get tested for AIDS HIV : Ask the doctor or clinician to check for throat, for urethral, for anal Read more »

Testing for AIDS HIV and other STDs

Posted by Anonymous
...Getting tested for the standard STD clinic tests works better than just getting one test because the tests are cross indicators. Often people with an STD have more Read more »