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Would Azithromycin Cause Hiv Test To Be Inaccurate

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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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Have Lupus/tested pos. for HIV - can test be inaccurate?

Sir - I recently went to a Dr. (for a rash) and had an HIV test done. I spoke w/Dr. today, as I tested positive for HIV on the initial test. She (Dr.) said the 1st test showed pos. but the 2nd HIV test was 'undetermined'. I do have...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Since lupus results in the production of several different autoimmune antibodies, it is possible this could result in a false positive HIV test. When HIV testing is done, the first test is usually a screening antibody test. If this test is positive,... Read more »

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 »

azithromycin

found out HIV+ a month ago CD4 (8) , VL 206000, candida, thrush, 32years old male, started combivir, effavirenz, bactrim and azithromycin, now VL is undetectable, no CD4 test yet, my question is how long should i be on bactrim and azithromycin for?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.The Bactrim and azithromycin that you take are to prevent very serious HIV/AIDS complications of Pneumocystis (PCP), Toxoplasmosis and Mycobacterium avium (MAC). Once your viral load is undetectable and CD4 counts rise above... Read more »

How likely is it for the igM test to be inaccurate?

I tested positive for the non-type specific herpes igM test back in December. I tested a gain last week the igM was still positive 1.40 but i had my ob do type specific and both hsv1 and hsv2 came back negative. The test was herpesselect. How likely...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You don't indicate why this test was obtained. Were there lesions to suggest a herpetic infection? If so, were the lesions cultured for herpes viruses? In general, serologic tests are not the way an acute diagnosis of cutaneous herpes... Read more »
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