|Mercury Poisoning and HIV
Jun 30, 2013
Does mercury poisoning affect antibody and HIV DNA PCR test results? Basically, can it generate false negatives on either tests?
| Response from Dr. Wohl
Doubt it. People concerned that their negative HIV test results may not be correct look for all sorts of reasons that could account for a false negative result. Good news is that the new combo (duo) test looks for virus as well as antibody. None of the things folks worry about could lead to false negative to both.
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