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When Is A Good Time To Get Tested For Hiv

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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 Read more »

HIV test taking a long time to show positive result

I'm not sure this is the right forum, but I couldn't find any other that's more suitable. This is a... Read more »

Writing for 4th time, pls do respond, else i shall die, HLA-B27 +ve effecting ELISA HIV Test

Dear Doc.I have tried to view all the acrchieves but could not get my answer. I am writing for the... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

London's Times Examines Test Aimed at Detecting Potential HIV/AIDS Vaccines

...that it can detect whether a vaccine candidate will stimulate an immune system response and if the response will actively fight HIV/AIDS. The test, developed by Imperial College London and the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative , is known... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

RNA Test to Detect HIV During Acute, Primary Phase Not Widely Used, New York Times Reports

... The New York Times on Friday examined an HIV blood test, which seeks out bits of the virus' RNA and can identify infections during the acute Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Company Vestergaard-Frandsen's Efforts to Provide HIV Tests, Other Products in Developing Countries

...Disease Control and Prevention . --> Reprinted with permission from kaisernetwork.org . You can view the entire Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , search the archives, or sign up for email delivery at www.kaisernetwork.org/dailyreports/hiv .... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines California HIV Testing Bill

... The New York Times on Thursday examined a California bill ( AB 1894 ) that requires health care plans operating in the state to pay for routine Read more »
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HIV ANTI-BODY TEST & THE WINDOW PERIOD TIME FRAME

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Good Day, Here's what the nation's leading authority on HIV testing has to say about the HIV anti-body test and the time it takes to detect infection. Oh, and let us not bastardize this Read more »

HIV testing time

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...sexual encounter. The nurse at the clinic and the AIDS hotline, AND the CDC say that that 6 months is the correct length of time after a possible exposure and that I would not have to be tested again (I was neg). But I have read on some... Read more »

Last time, before test!!

Posted by CJ64, 3 Replies
Getting test done, just looking for some good news from someone. Had test done at 54 days from last exposure and was neg. That was in the first week of May. But I still have minor sore throat, numbness in hands and arms off/on only at night. Tops of... Read more »

Time?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...What is the minimum amount of time that I can take a test and feel some comfort? I know that 3 months is a big number, but when else can I test just so that I Read more »