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can an abcess tooth affect vl count?

Apr 28, 2003

dear Doctor!

I am new to all of this. Can a abcess tooth affect my vl. I had the tooth removed today. I ask because my vl was very high considering I have been infected only one year or less. Also, I had a a tetanus shot several weeks earlier. Please help! Kevin

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Ongoing infections and immunizations can transiently affect the viral load results, particularly those who are not currently on HIV treatment.

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