Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Test
What Affects the Test
Reasons you may not be able to have the test or why the results may not be helpful include:
- Using Reference corticosteroids Opens New Window.
- Having an antibody test done before a detectable amount of antibodies is present (during the seroconversion period).
- Having an Reference autoimmune disease Opens New Window, leukemia, or syphilis.
- Drinking too much alcohol.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference November 7, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Peter Shalit, MD, PhD - Internal Medicine