Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up
hiv test
avatar
sanj37 posted:
can medication affect the hiv test
Reply
 
avatar
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


Helpful Tips

Keep having Hope and faith, never give up and be positive
Hi, I would like to share my story. I've been HIV positive for 13 years and have been on MPWHerpes.com to meet my future husband. Well 24th ... More
Was this Helpful?
4 of 4 found this helpful

Related News

There was an error with this newsfeed

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.