HIV Prevention Community
HIV results and medication
About This Community:

A place to get help from others in assessing your risk of HIV, getting advice about HIV testing or the effectiveness of condoms or risks associated with specific sexual practices.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

HIV results and medication

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.
8 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar m tn
Condom protected sex is not low it is zero. You don't have an HIV concern and didn't need testing.
Blank
Avatar f tn
Thanks. That's what I suspected.

Just to put a stupid mind to rest are my concerns about the medication I'm on relevant should I have had an actual exposure?
Blank
Avatar n tn
You had Zero risk. A condom used correctly is a 100% Barrier for HIV infection.
Blank
Avatar f tn
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.
Please advise
Blank
Avatar m tn
Move on with your life that you didn't have a risk. If the condom had broken then you would have seen it broken. If you decide to test then fine we can't stop you but it's a waste of time and money.
Blank
Avatar f tn
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
Blank
Avatar m tn
How can you have a false negative without a risk.

No medication will not effect test results.
Blank
Avatar f tn
Much appreciated. Thanks for your time
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
HIV Prevention Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top HIV Answerers
370181 tn?1428180348
Blank
Arlington, WA
366749 tn?1370585676
Blank
Karachi, Pakistan
Avatar universal
Blank
Bogotá, Colombia
1508374 tn?1380812110
Blank
Athens, Greece
3149845 tn?1452625053
Blank
fort lauderdale, FL
3191940 tn?1447272317
Blank