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Dec 18, 2000

If a person was coinfected with HIV and HBV, would the Elisa show negative at 6 months? Does HBV impact Elisa test results? Dr. H from the other forum indicated he did not think HBV would effect a Elisa test result. Concur?

Response from Dr. Dieterich

I assume you mean the HIV elisa test, and I would not expect that it would. HIV infection might slow down the antibody tests to HBV, though. DTD

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