|Rheumatoid Arthritis and Hiv Testing
Apr 23, 2008
Hi Dr. Bob,
I have first searched the archives and honestly did not find an answer to this question. I have rheumatoid arthritis. Because this is considered an autoimmune disease, will it interfere with my Hiv antibody test results? Will it give me a false negative or false positive? Can I consider my one antibody test well after the three month mark to be accurate and go with it? Thanks Dr. Bob,
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Rheumatoid arthritis would not affect the validity of HIV-antibody tests. Stop worrying and start WOO-HOOing.
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