Does Antihistamine Affect Hiv Testing

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prolonged usage of antihistamine and window period

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Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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...Hi,Cetirizine (Zyrtec) or any other antihistamine will not affectHIV-antibody test results or the duration of the window period.Dr. Bob Read more »

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