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anemia effect on HIV antibody test

Jan 5, 2009

Hi Dr, My friend has anemia. She is going to get a HIV antibody test for HIV 1 and HIV 2. Being anemic or having anemia, does it have an affect on the HIV antibody test? i mean like delayed sero conversion or false results. Does she need to get a PCR. Please advise

Response from Dr. Frascino


Anemia will not affect HIV-antibody test results.

Dr. Bob

hiv ab test, western blot and p24 (PREGNANCY)
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