effect of dexamethasone injection on hiv ag\ab test
Dec 9, 2013
i had sex with aperson 5 years ago and now iam afraid of being infected with hiv i do hiv ag\ab test since 5 days and result was negative but iam afraid that this long period between relationshiop and test affect on test and lead to disappearance of antibodies and i was pregnant then i delivered my baby one month ago and during pregnancy i take dexamethasone injection for 5 days (the period between injecion of dexa` and now is one month ) iam afraid that dexa affect test and lead to disapearance of antibodies as i read that dexamethaone affect antibodies and pregnancy decrease immunity my wbc are 5900 it is` usually 9500 in all previous` `tests and i noticed it is decreased i want to know is this test reliable or not
Response from Mr. Cordova
Thanks for writing in. The Dexamethasone would not have affected the validity of your HIV test. Once a person is infected with HIV, and their body starts to produce antibodies, their body will always produce them.
Trust the test. You are HIV negative.
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