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HIV positive, taking sustiva, combivir - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am HIV pos and take. Sustiva 600mg 1x evenings Combivir 2x daily Advil PM for sleeping and a bad back. I take Metformin 850mg (2 in the am and 1 at night). Now my question I had to take a random drug test. Urine. The Medical Review Officer left me a message to call their office on Monday morning Nov 1. Is there any reason I should think that the test was false with the drugs that I am taking? What should I do and how should I proceed? Thank you. S
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Doctor :   let me read your query
User :   thank you
Doctor :   oK

Doctor :   Its just to confirm that you haev developed any sensitivity to drugs are not
Doctor :   You will require the test
User :   no it was for a drug test for Marijuana
User :   I have read that the Sustiva will cause false positive results but I want to confirm that
Doctor :   k

Doctor :   Then need to refain from the drug for awhile before testing

User :   I don't use Marijuana
Doctor :   Ok then you can explain the same to ypu Primary physcican who ordered the test
User :   but the drugs that I am taking ..... can they cause a false positve
Doctor :   No
User :   It was my company that ordered the test
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Thats to confirm your status to drug abuse
Doctor :   And its an protocol from the insurance company i guess
Doctor :   Need not worry
User :   do you know much about drug testing
Doctor :   I am general physician can help upto my expertise
User :   do you have any quick reference to look into Sustiva ?
User :   and the possibility for a false positive test
Doctor :   Just a momnet
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   It produces false positive in less than 5 cases in hundred
Doctor :   All required is to inforn the lab people of drug consumption ( sustiva) they will avoid false positive tests
Doctor :   By using a more sensitive test
User :   OK
User :   Thanks for your help
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   May god bless you
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me'
Doctor :   Bye for now
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