antiviral meds a year before exposure effect window period?
Jul 2, 2008
dear doc i have just found out i was on antiviral meds for a month a year before my exposure to hiv for Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis i was hospitalized for a month where i almost lost my life i have read numerous times that people on Immunosuppressive meds take longer to develop antibodies so since i had to take them for a month a year ago will this effect the window period? i have been tested at 8,10,12,15,21,22 weeks all came back neg and plan to test at 6 months thanks again doc ill drop another 100 to ya!
Response from Dr. Frascino
I'm not sure what type of "antiviral meds" you would have been given for TEN (toxic epidermal necrolysis); however, whatever you were treated with a year ago would not affect the results of your current HIV-antibody tests. By the way, getting tests at 8, 10, 12, 15, 21 and 22 weeks is not only unnecessary; it's highly excessive!
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