|hiv test after dog bite
Sep 18, 2007
Dear sir, I had a low risk exposure 11 weeks back (received oral sex from unkknown status girl). I am planning to have an HIV test next week. My problem is, a street dog bite me last week and I am taking anti-rabies injections(5 injection course), I will have last injection next month. My question is: does it affect my HIV test result next week? false positive or false negative??? or I have to wait till my anti rabies course is complete & then only should go for the HIV test?
| Response from Dr. Conway
There is a theoretical chance that, with this level of immune activation from the shots, that the first screening test will be falsely positive. However, this will have no effect on the specific confirmatory test that is done to make sure the screening test is correct. Therefore, the test would still be reported as negative, so the rabies shots will have absolutely no effect on the final result that will be reported to you.
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