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Lack of Spleen affect HIV ELISA Test?

Nov 11, 2003

I had my Spleen removed 24yrs ago due to an injury sustained in an accident. My question is, does that affect the HIV antibody production that usually occurs between 1-3 months after being infected?

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi Spleenless,

No, your HIV test results should still be accurate. Remember to wait at least 3 months after a possible exposure to get a definitive result. Good luck and stay well.

Dr. Bob

I tested negative
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