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Is there a factor that can alter an HIV test Result?
Feb 27, 2001

HI

I was wondering if there is any contraindication when testing for hiv that could generate a false result. For example if a person is on antidepressants, smokes or anything at all?

Thank You, this is very important for me.

Response from Mr. Kull

The most common explanation for a false negative on an antibody test is getting tested within the window period (about three months since exposure). As far as the experts know, smoking and antidepressants will not cause inaccurate results on the antibody test.

RMK



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