|Can drinking alcohol affect HIV test results
Feb 2, 2009
I had an HIV test yesterday, just after lunch where I had drank 2 glasses of wine. Will the alcohol from the wine affect the test results? I just read somewhere that drinking too much alcohol can affect the test results, and now I am afraid the results will be compromised.
| Response from Dr. Frascino
You're worried that two glasses of a fine chardonnay would affect HIV test results? Dude, come on; be reasonable. If that were the case, don't you think you would have been advised by your doctor or testing clinic? Besides, we've had nervous dudes at our office that needed half a dozen Jagermeister shots just to walk in the door. (Yes, the "Jagerbombs" did the trick and no, they didn't screw up the test results.)
Relax Max, your results have not been compromised!
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