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Potent and strong medications

Oct 13, 2013

Hello! Hope that you are fine. I have some questions. If person is on current therapy with potent or strong medications, like cancer medications, chemotherapy, HCV medications or some other similar strong medications, can that person go to test hiv on standard antibody only hiv test and get reliable result, if window period was over long time ago, for example, last risk was more than 3 years ago? Thanks

Response from Ms. Southall

Hi None of those would cause for an inaccurate test results. What the test is looking for is the body building antibodies against HIV. Most especially if the possible exposure was 3 years ago and you are testing negative, you are HIV free!

Be well and stay safe, Shannon

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