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HIV testing during acute HBV phase
Dec 28, 2001

i was in the hospital with acute hepatitis b infection. at that time i was tested for HIV with and elisa and viral load (PCR?) This was 3 months after exposure. is there a chance the acute HBV will turn up a false negative? or can i be satisfied with the negative result of the tests at that point.

Response from Dr. Rodriguez-Torres

No,it will not affect your HIV testing.If you had a negative HIV pcr,you are ok.



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