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A big confusion
Mar 7, 2009

Herpes zoster (or simply zoster), commonly known as shingles, could this Virus lead to a false positive HIV if not treated properly? or is it baisically one of the early symptoms of an HIV infiction? please advise. thank you.

Response from Dr. Young

Herpes zoster (shingle pox) does not cause a false positive HIV test.

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