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Can anti inflammatory tablets and antibiotics affect an HIV rapid test result?

Apr 2014
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Can anti inflammatory tablets and/or antibiotics affect an hiv rapid test result?
Posted Mon, 23 Dec 2013 in HIV and AIDS
Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer: It is not affected by antibiotics or NSAIDS Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for writing to XXXXXXX HIV rapid test result is not affected by antibiotics or anti inflammatory drugs at all. HIV rapid test detects antibodies of HIV virus circulating in blood.Antibodies are not affected by anti inflammatory drugs or antibiotics so there is no chance of interference. It is highly sensitive and specific test. Hope i have answered your query. Further queries are most welcome. Take Care Dr.Indu XXXXXXX
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