Will Azithromycin Cause Hiv Test To Be Wrong

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Hi Dr. Bob,Recently I took a Home Access Hiv Antibody Test. I came out negative but I just had a quick question. Six days prior to the test I started taking Azithromycin for the flu. Would the Azithromycin affect the outcome of my HIV test? In...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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...sore throat during the last 3 months. Is it possible that I may seroconvert after 3 months? Will Azithromycin delay/dodge the HIV tests? Do i need to test at the end of 6 months? Thanks, Slightly worried Man Response from Dr. Frascino Hello... Read more »

Straight to the point + Donation= Good Karma

If someone had flu-like symptoms and thought it was ARS, then took azithromycin 250mg 5 day pack and cleared up the symptoms, would that indicate that it in fact was NOT ARS because azithromycin wouldn't treat ARS?$40 DONATION SENT VIA MAIL! Thanks...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and HIV symptoms: Symptoms are notoriously unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected. The reason to worry or get HIV tested is HIV risk, not whether symptoms are present. If you've had an HIV risk exposure, you should get an HIV... Read more »

Donated 200$ will donate again - Unprotected Oral Exposure followup (FALSE POSITIVE TEST RESULTS, 2011)

Hello Doctor - Hope you are doing well. I have donated 200$ on your website and the reference number is EQEE6C4E20E6.I got the results of my 3 months antibody test today ( 13 weeks) and it is negative.Continuing on my last post, the following day (...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...performed before the three-month mark are not considered to be definitive or conclusive. HIV DNA PCR testing is not FDA approved for HIV diagnosis. Consequently, if you want the complete reassurance of an FDA-approved negative HIV-screening test,... Read more »

Hepatitis B / Antibiotics and HIV Test (ANTIBIOTICS AND HIV TESTING, 2009)

I currently have Hepatitis B and have just finished taking azithromycin for a cough.I just took a Home Access Hiv test (6 weeks after potential exposure) and was wondering if either the Hep B or antibiotics would affect the negative result.Thank you.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...question multiple times before. The answer remains the same: "Nope!" Antibiotics and decongestants do not affect the results of HIV tests, nor do they alter the duration of the window period. So yell, "WOO-HOO" (or perhaps "Ding-Dong the Witch is... Read more »
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An Overview of Azithromycin (Zithromax)

...Name: Zithromax Other Name(s): Arithromicina, Azitromicina, Sumamed Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs Azithromycin, also known as Zithromax, belongs to the class of medicines known as antibacterials or antibiotics. These... Read more »
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