|Does antibiotic affect symptom and antibody test?
Oct 4, 2000
I was treated by antibiotics(3 weeks treatment) because of epididymo-orchitis one month after an one time unprotected exposure (unprotected receiving oral sex) two months ago. Tested negative at 27 days. I have mild sore throat for 1 month and body ache for 2 weeks until now. I am expecting the 3 month test to get through this nightmare. Did the antibiotic affect the symptom and the 27-day antibody test?
Do I need to wait more than 3 months to take the antibody test? Please help and post!!!!
| Response from Mr. Kull
First of all, it is so unlikely that you were infected by receiving oral sex from somebody. You can get tested again at three months, but I really don't think it is necessary.
Taking antibiotics will not have any effect on the results of an HIV-antibody test.
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