Jul 5, 2013
Hi I wanted to know if a low blood count could affect a hiv test and your body's response to antibody production?
Futhermore if I have an illness which affects my immune system and I am on medication which affects my white blood cells can this affect test and cause late serocoversion?? Or would a test at 3 months be conclusive?? do I need a rna test or can antibody tests out to a year regardless of my illness and meds rule out hiv??
Thank you please reply
Response from Dr. Wohl
To be direct: no and no. See recent posts regarding the absence of any condition or medication that will appreciably alter HIV test results.
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