|HBIG shot and HIV false positive
Feb 8, 2008
I recently had an HBIG shot after a high risk exposure to Hep B - I am a non responder to the vaccination. I am also currently on my 2nd course of vaccinations. Obviously I am concerned with HIV also, but will this HBIG injection affect HIV testing in any way?
What are the chances of a false positive?
Will the testing centre need to know that I have had the shot?
How long do i have to wait to get a conclusive HIV test?
| Response from Dr. Frascino
HBIG should not cause false-positive HIV-screening tests.
HIV-antibody tests taken prior to three months are not considered to be conclusive.
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