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Flu like symptoms on Test day
Mar 7, 2004

Hi Bob,something strange happened. At day 93 , i came down with runny/blocked nose,hacking cough and coughing out bits of phlegm,slight fever. I went for a blood test two days later at day 95 after last sexual contact and it was negative. The flu sumptoms i mentioned lasted about a week and a half. So would the flu i was having during the blood test affect the result. Is my result conclusive despite the flu ?

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

Flu or flu symptoms will not affect HIV test results. In fact, even Mad Cow Disease won't affect them!

Congratulations! WOO-HOO!

Dr. Bob



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