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Hypothyroidism and HIV Testing - Please respond
Oct 10, 2003

Hey Dr Bob,

Does the autoimmune disease "Hypothyroidism" have an impact on the window period of 3 months?

I have repeatedly tested out to 85 days as negative with 4 elisa tests and am concerned.

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

No, hypothyroidism will not affect the accuracy of HIV tests.

"Repeatedly tested out to 85 days as negative with 4 ELISA tests" and you are "concerned?" Why? You shouldn't be. You're negative.

Yell, "YABBA-DABBA-DO!"

Congratulations. Stay well.

Dr. Bob



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