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fearfulbear
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antibiotics and hiv testing
      #234994 - 01/07/08 09:56 AM

Was on I.V. antibiotics overnite in a hospital for diverticulitis, sent me home with some tablets of antibiotics, while i was still on antibiotics took a hiv elisa test. would the anti biotics give a false neg or interfere with the test.thank you.

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MiamiLat
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Re: antibiotics and hiv testing new
      #235038 - 01/09/08 03:52 AM

No, antibiotics will not interfere with an HIV test. Also, antibiotics fight bacteria and have no effect on viruses. If your last exposure was over 3 mos, you can be confident in your results...

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fearfulbear
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Re: antibiotics and hiv testing new
      #235051 - 01/09/08 10:47 AM

Thank you for the reply. I thought that was correct , just wanted to check.

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