If you believe you have been exposed to HIV and want help to judge your risk, would like advice about HIV testing, or have questions about the effectiveness of condoms or risks associated with specific sexual practices, this is the site for you.
Hello and thank you for sites like this. It's amazing the service you offer.
I recently had sex with a sex worker. It was Protected sex which I realise means low risk of exposure. After 30 days I had a 4th gen test done which has come back negative.
My question relates to medication i'm taking for ulcerative colitis. I'm currently taking budesonide steroids 6mg daily and mercaptopurine 75mg daily. Can either of these affect the outcome of my HIV results? Could they cause a false negative?
Any advice on this matter will be greatly received.
I hear you loud and clear and I'm sorry for posting again.
I just would like to know if it's possible for the medication I'm taking to impair the HIV tests I'm having. No one knows for sure if the condom didn't fail when I slept with the sex worker. I'm just looking for peace of mind and my concern about medication is all that's bothering me. If anyone can answer my question then I can move on with my life and stop pestering you all.
I understand what you're saying. Is there any chance of a response regarding the question about medication and false negative results? I was very drunk when I went to the sex worker so things could have happened that I can't even remember, despite my best efforts
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