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How Does Chemo Affect Hiv Test

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Will chemotherapy affect HIV Testing?

I recently started chemotherapy for malignant melanoma (combination of Temodar and Thalidomide). I'm HIV negative, but I wanted to get tested...last test was about 6 months ago. Will these drugs have any effect on the test results - false positive...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...Chemotherapy in general will NOT affect HIV testing.On a separate note, however, your desire for frequent testing makes me concernedthat you are participating in high-risk activities. Read more »

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