|plz answr: engaged. : hep c vaccine and hiv antibody test
Sep 22, 2003
Thank you so much for your time. I am engaged to get married soon to a woman who would have no chance of having hiv. I got a hiv antibody test done last week which came back negative. However, I got a chicken pox vaccine and my first hepatitis c vaccine shot (of three) about exactly six months prior to the hiv test. In addition, I got my second hep c vaccine shot about exactly five months prior to the hiv test. Would any of these vaccines cause me to get a false negative on the hiv antibody test? Thank you so much for your time and effort.
| Response from Dr. Dieterich
No problem. The vaccine for hepatitis B (not C yet unfortunately) will not interfere with HIV testing. I applaud your conscientiousness in both HIV testing and HBV vaccination. More people should be like you! Good luck with your relationship! DTD
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