Does anabolic steroids affect HIV test result?
No it won't interfere with testing
stanozolol won't interfere with HIV testing.
When the hematocrit is increased for any reason, it will remain high as long as the factor is still in effect. Two years after stopping the stanazolol are enough for the hematocrit to adjust to normality.
There are some tests that will show false negatives when the hemoglobin level is high although I can't say "how high". Perhaps another company's kit can be tried that won't have this inconvenient limitation. Negative results are usually a matter of timing. Testing too early will give negative results even if infection has occurred.
If you're using a home kit (which I suspect is the case) then checking for p24 and HIV antibodies in a lab will give you a more accurate result.
I hope you find my answer helpful.
You can ask for clarifications, if you'd like. I'll be glad to answer.
Yes. And no need to worry.
yes. As I've said in my previous answer, two years is a long time after you've stopped taking the drug. Your hemoglobin is certainly back to normal, unless impaired for reasons other than the drug. After having done so many tests (all negative) there is absolutely no need to worry.
I can't give you an exact value
I can't tell you exactly how long it would take. But I can give you an approximation. Red blood cells live (at most) for 120 days, so it's safe enough to assume that the "booster effect" will cease after that time. Even if it would take a little more, 2 years is very long time.
As I've already suggested you can check with a laboratory for p24/HIV antibodies. Lab tests don't have the limitations of a home kit and are more accurate.
Be certain though that the tests will be negative! There is no need to worry.
The p24 tests is good right after the incident
you're correct about p24. p24 testing helps detect HIV infection earlier than the antibodies. After the antibodies develop, p24 is not yet detectable until late in the course of the infection. But checking p24 again may be safer just in case another incident happened later. The old incident is "covered" by the antibody test alone.
I hope it's more clear now!