|dr. bob why wont you answer me, its a hard question but its important
Oct 26, 2009
briefly mr. can an intravenous beta lactamase inhibitor... inhibit my body from producing antibodies, therefore leading to a false negative? it would mean a lot to me. thanks dr bob.
| Response from Dr. Frascino
I've addressed this topic previously in this forum (check the archives!). A beta lactamase inhibitor is a drug given with a beta-lactam antibiotic. It inhibits the activity of beta lacatamase, a protein that confers resistance on beta-lactam antibiotics to bacteria. Neither antibiotics nor additives such as beta lactamase inhibitors affect HIV test results.
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