Alopecia Areata and hiv elisa test

Question

Hi Dr. Bob,

Hope you are doing well..I know there have been several questions on autoimmune diseases and the delay of hiv antibidies, but this one is quite different..They are not quite sure what causes AA so my question to you is, I have just recently been diagnosed with AA and was wondering if it would have an impact on my hiv elisa test results..Would 6 months from last exposure be sufficient seeing as I have this AA?

Thank you so much for your time

Answer

Hi,

AA has no effect on HIV test results. You can WOO-HOO with confidence!

Dr. Bob