|HIV testing and vaccination
Dec 8, 1998
Three months ago, I exposed to the virus. I took Elisa test and the result was negative. But I took the test while being vaccinated Hepatite B. My questions are:
Does the vaccination alter my test result? Should I get retested? ( My doctor told me I was OK)
Thank you very much
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
There is very little data published to know whether vaccination at the time of HIV exposure affects HIV antibody production. In my opinion, a person should be able to make antibodies to both viruses if they were exposed to both at the same time. If this was truly a "high risk" exposure, it is not unreasonable to get retested in 3 months. MH
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