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Dec 28, 2008

Hi, Doctor DeJesus, I have one more question.

Can cold and flu medications (for cough and sore throat etc) interefere with an HIV test? If so, what kind?

Response from Dr. DeJesus


The HIV test is an assay that checks for specific antibodies (protein-like) that your body produces after being in contact with the HIV. None of the things that you have mentioned in this question, and in others in the past, will affect the result of this test.

doing ok.. I guess?
interferon and hiv

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