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yellow fever and typhoid vaccines
Oct 19, 2004

hey dr. Bob. would typhoid or yellow fever or anyother vaccines interfere with an hiv test. thank you so much :)

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

Nope! Vaccines can transiently increase HIV viral loads, but have no effect on HIV antibody tests, the ability of the body to make anti-HIV antibodies, or the duration of the window period.

One word of caution to remember: HIV-positive folks should not receive "live virus" vaccines, such as Yellow Fever.

Stay well.

Dr. Bob



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