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Can HPV vaccine cause false HIV possitive result?

Aug 6, 2009

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am a gay man. I want to get vaccinated against HPV but I am afraid that this vaccine can affect my HIV test which I want to take in two weeks and then repeat in a month. Could this really happen? The test is going to be HIV DUO detecting both antibodies and p-24.

Kind Regards

Response from Dr. Young


In general, vaccinations don't affect the reliability of HIV antibody testing. Certainly, P24 testing shouldn't be affected.


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