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Please dont ignore Dr.Sharon. Not seen an answer to my concern....
Aug 7, 2004

Dear Dr. Sharon,

First of all thanks for your support to the people who really need you. Could you please answer my concern.

I have tested positive for HSV-1 and HSV-2. I have tested negative for HIV Elisa antibody test 9 months following the exposure. Do you think the presence of a HSV-1 outbreak or HSV-2 outbreak at the time of HIV testing affects the accuracy of the HIV antibody test by providing a false negative. I m just curious coz. when the nurse took the blood for HIV testing, i still had the herpes outbreak.

THank you very much for your time.

Response from Dr. Lee

No. Herpes does not affect the HIV antibody test.

Be well.


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