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Will HINI Vaccination casued my HIV test result to be fault negative?

Jan 20, 2010

Hi Dr Bob,

I just read yr Forum regrading to guy who has a HINI vaccination and suspected the result to be fault positive.

I have HIN1 vaccination 3 weeks ago and recently i went for HIV Ag-Ab screen (Anti-HIV). It is neagtive. Will the vaccination casued it to be fault negative?

PS: I will have to redo the test in 3 mths marks as my recent exposure was 2 weeks ago. It was protected varginal sex. My doc said that i should be fine as long as condom is used. Thanks!

Response from Dr. Frascino


Flu vaccinations may cause false-positive HIV-antibody screening tests, but they cannot cause "false negative" test results.

By the way, what is "varginal sex?" Sounds kinky.

Be well. Good luck.

Dr. Bob

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