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Which Hiv Test Is More Effective

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Testing the Most Effective Prevention Tool Available

" ... This National HIV Testing Day, we call on our community to renew our fight against HIV, increase awareness of the importance of testing, and do what it takes to prevent new infections. HIV testing has taken on an even greater emphasis with the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Rapid HIV Tests Highly Effective in Preventing Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission in India, Study Finds

Rapid HIV tests have been found to be highly effective in preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission in clinical trials in India, according to a study published online Tuesday in PLoS Medicine , the Times of India reports (Sinha, Times of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Targeting HIV Testing at High-Risk Groups Might Be More Effective Than Routine Testing, Research Article Says

Targeting HIV testing at high-risk groups and populations might be a more effective method of identifying people who are unaware of their HIV-positive status than conducting routine testing among all U.S. residents ages 13 to 64, David Holtgrave, a... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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 »
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.You want to know if smoking "cigratte" "afftect" HIV blood test? You need to spend less time smoking and more time spellchecking! Cigarettes will not affect HIV test results; however, they will kill you in a very painful... Read more »

antidepressants and HIV testing: your answer seemed to leave room for some effect on tests sensitivity

I noticed that, in a recent answer, you said that antidepressants and Risperdal do not have a "significant" effect on ELISA and viral load (PCR) tests.That wording seems to suggest that there could be "some" effect, though not...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
To my knowledge, there have been no controlled studies to compare ELISA and PCR results for those on antidepressants as compared to those not on such drugs.However, most lab tests are not standardized under every conceivable condition. This is not... Read more »

Nicotine's effect on HIV ELISA test (SMOKING AND HIV TEST RESULTS, 2011)

Hello, Dr. Frascino -Does smoking (cigarettes) have any effect on HIV testing? Also, does it affect the generally accepted 'window period' for HIV seroconversion? Thank you for your help....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.As in the case with so many questions, the information/reassurance you desire was already waiting for you in the archives. See below.Dr. Bob<a href="http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Q200023.html">Smoking and its... Read more »
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Hiv testing effectiveness please answer quick

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I just found out the tests I've been taking are called Hiv chromotography, are these as sensitive as the elisa method?

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Medications and HIV Test

Posted by kbuddy77, 2 Replies
Hey guys quick question does anyone know if Lithum, Seraquil, Ambien Effect a Hiv test I tested neg at 2 mths. Im not a worry well i just wanted to ask this early on but forgot thanks!! Read more »

HIV WBA TESTING

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi, Just wondering if anyone would know whether or not a Hiv WBA test(which is higher testing than hiv1 regular test) is effective for checking for hiv? Is there such a thing as testing the blood for hiv rather than hiv antibodies? Thanks for your... Read more »

antibiotics and hiv testing

Posted by fearfulbear, 1 Reply
Was on I.V. antibiotics overnite in a hospital for diverticulitis, sent me home with some tablets of antibiotics, while i was still on antibiotics took a hiv elisa test. would the anti biotics give a false neg or interfere with the test.thank you. Read more »