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Will Azithromycin Cause Hiv Test To Be Wrong

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Azithromycin (Zithromax)

What Is Azithromycin? Azithromycin is an antibiotic drug. In the US, its brand name is Zithromax. It is sold under many other brand names in other countries, including Ultreon. Antibiotics fight infections caused by bacteria. Azithromycin is used to fight opportunistic infections in people with HIV. Pfizer and Mack-Illert manufacture it. Why Do People With HIV Take Azithromycin? Azithromycin is used for mild or moderate bacterial infections....
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Azithromycin

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.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,As I have mentioned so many times in the past, the information (or reassurance) you are waiting for was already waiting for you in the archives! See below! Gentle readers; please remember to check the archives!!! (You'll be glad you did!)Dr.... Read more »

can HIV test be wrong

....a year ago we tested negative with my wife....but now the test shows positive.. and we have never been with anybody apart from ourself only.. please help..?...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Thanks for writing in. False-positive test results are possible. If your wife was pregnant at the time she took her test that could be causing her positive result. Pregnancy can induce cross-reacting nonspecific antibodies that can lead to... Read more »

Infected after 'protected' hand-job & boob-job. I challenge you dr.bob, testing after window period will prove you are wrong!(YET ANOTHER IM POSITIVE IM POSITIVE WHO HASNT TESTED POSITIVE, 2010)

Hi Dr.Bob;Hope you are well. Thank you for your contiued help and support and thank you for your kindness and immense patience! I can only imagine what it must be like dealing with all sorts of HIV realated fears and issues given your own...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello again K,No matter how many times you write in, my assessment and advice will not change. So for now we'll have to agree to disagree. You're positive you're positive. I'm positive you're not. So we'll just have to... Read more »

Wrong Place, Wrong time and scared to death

Hi, my story goes like this, i was in a corner store and a guy was getting rowdy and he ended up punching me in the choas and my tooth cut my lip from the inside and caused a small cut outside the lip that bleed also, i puched back in self defense...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I strongly doubt you have any risks. However, it may completely reassure you if you did get testing for your own peace of mind.... Read more »
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Did I do the testing wrong?

Posted by absger, 1 Reply
I ordered 3 different testing kits (one oral swap and two blood-based tests). All three came out NEGATIVE (one line).

Yet since the documentation was in Chinese (I can't read it), I am not sure if i followed the procedures correctly and now I am... Read more »

Can Antibody testing, 2 DNA PCR and a P24 be wrong

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I have had the following NEGATIVE tests:

Antibody Tests: 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17 wks
Qual. DNA PCR's: 12(HIV-1, HIV-2), 15(HIV-1 Labcorp) wks
P24 Antigen: 17wks

Had an ARS illness, worst flu of my life almost 3 months ago and still have thrush, vision... Read more »

What's wrong with me

Posted by Impossible, 2 Replies
So roughly 18 months ago I got in a relationship with a woman I knew was HIV positive. We went to this restaurant and they gave me a really raw steak which I had to send back twice and I'm worried it was contaminated anyways within 1 week of eating... Read more »