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Alopecia Treatment and HIV test

Jan 10, 2012

Dear Dr. Richard,

I had got tested and came out negative for HIV at the 6 month mark. However, I might have received treatment for Alopecia Areata during the period before testing. I was prescribed ZOCON - 150 tablets, application of a cream on skin, and ZINCOVIT capsules. Could these medicines have had any influence on my test results? Would be grateful for your help in easing my anxiety down.

Thanks and regards.

Response from Mr. Cordova

Hi there:

Neither of those medications would interfere with your HIV test results.

In health,


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