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Dec 26, 2012

I'm Brazilian, but I need your help dr wohl, I spend Christmas happy. I had a relative risk of 2 years ago, I did a test antibody elisa one year and seven months after the relationship and an antibody test at one year and ten months, the problem is that I have two very small patches of vitiligo in the foot and topical corticosteroid ointments with step 7 years, and also started a phototherapy treatment 6 months before taking the test. You think trimethylpsoralen 30 mg, taken four times a week for 6 months, and 7 years of topical corticosteroid ointments as dexamethasone, Elidel, dipropianato betamethasone may have interfered with the test? remembering that the psoralen + UVA phototherapy has immunosuppressive effect. Auditioned antibody elisa still during treatment. I need to make a PCR? I want to thank you for your help from now.

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Psorelen should not interfere with HIV testing.


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3 Positive Elisa/ 2 indeterminate western blots and 1 negative western blot

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