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Do aalergy shots affect hiv test?

Jun 13, 2006

Hey Doc,

Just have a quick question for you. I recently got tested for hiv with Elisa test. When i was tested, it had been 18 months since my last possible exposure. When I was tested for hiv, i was receiving allergy shots twice a week. 1. Do allergy shots affect test results by causing a false negative? 2. I'm getting ready to get married and i would like to have kids. Do i need to get tested again or should i just move on with my life and not worry??

Please respond. Thanks for everything!

Response from Dr. Frascino


1. Allergy shots do not affect the accuracy of HIV tests. (And neither do "aalergy" shots, by the way.)

2. No additional HIV tests are recommended or warranted. Moving on with your life would be an excellent idea.

Congratulations on the upcoming nuptials!

Dr. Bob

Please Doctor Bob just a clarification
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