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Would Marijuana Affect My HIV Results

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Are my results reliable? (MARIJUANA AND HIV TESTING 2008)

Hi Dr. Bob,I know that this is a question that never dies, but I just got my 9 week antibody test back(I know, not conclusive!)and it was negative. However, I Have smoked marijuana on an almost daily basis for the last year. That's a lot of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Stoner,QTND (question that never dies) and an ATNC (answer that never changes). Even if you sparked as many doobies as Mick Jagger, Bill Maher and Willy Nelson combined, it would not affect your HIV test results, OK?Dr. BobMarijuana smoking... Read more »

Marijuana use (MARIJUANA, 2009)

I use marijuana on a daily basis. It helps me eat, sleep and deal with stress. However, I'm not sure if this is a safe decision. How does it affect my immune system? Is it as bad for the lungs as cigarette smoking? Thank you....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I've addressed these concerns multiple times in this forum. Check the archives! I'll reprint below a sample of what you will find there.Dr. BobThank you (MARIJUANA, 2008)Dec 27, 2008 Can smoking marijuana cause a false positive hiv... Read more »

Can consuming marijuana affect aggravate ulcerative colitis?

Hello. I am a 31 year old HIV+ male. I was diagnosed in 2007 while having a very bad flare up of what I was told was ulcerative colitis. At the time I did not know I had UC. I asked my doctor if smoking pot would be contraindicated for me. Of...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
I understand your frustration with not finding an answer. A recent medical journal article appeared to confirm anecdotal reports that cannabis use may actually have some therapeutic effect for inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis is a... Read more »

Affect of marijuana use on treatment

I started medication, and I am a casual marijuana smoker. Can this affect my treatment?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.There's no significant interaction between marijuana or dronabinol (Marinol) and HIV medications that I'm aware of. BY... Read more »
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Will ecstasy affect my hiv test results?

Posted by Heythere01, 1 Reply
Hi,

I'm wondering if having used ecstasy short before the test affects it's results or not. Thanks! Read more »

Do any drugs affect HIV test results?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am taking valium for anxiety and recently had a negative HIV test. Could taking valium have compromised the HIV test results? Read more »

will vitamins and Immune system booster affect hiv test results??

Posted by xrayvison, 3 Replies
I have a quick question. I am going to get an hiv test done soon but I was wondering since I take a high dose of immune system boosters like vitamin c, zinc, and vitamin d as a supplement for healthy living, would this affect the outcome of my test... Read more »

Can Sulpiride affect the result of HIV antibody test?

Posted by character28, 2 Replies
Hi guys, do you have any information about this? Can it be possible that this antipsychotic alters the result of an HIV test? Is there actually any medicine that alters the result of an HIV test? I've asked this questions to the experts at TheBody... Read more »