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Dr. Brian, i have a concern.
Aug 10, 2007

If let us say I was on immunosuppressants for about five years or so, and then I stop taking the immunosuppressant, then will my body start forming the HIV antibodies. I had a high risk exposure in 2000 and my antibody tests are negative. I never got a PCR test because it is not reliable.

Can I stop taking the immunosuppressants and wait for like 6 months and get an HIV antibody test.

Will that do it.

Response from Dr. Conway

You can certainly give this a try, however I would also consider not changing your medical treatment and going for an antigen test to address the issue more simply. It may also be, you knwo, that the antibody test you have already had is reliable and that you are not infected at all.

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