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    sanj37 posted:
    can medication affect the hiv test
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    georgiagail responded:
    I'm going to assume you are asking if certain medications can affect the accuracy of the test result, right?

    The answer is no, they will not.

    HIV screening tests check for antibodies the immune system begins to produce after transmission takes place. In certain circumstances, one can have antibodies that resemble (but are not) the same antibodies seen in HIV. The result would be a "false positive" test result on the screening. In that case a second test (known as a Western Blot) would be done to confirm or rule out HIV.

    Gail


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