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Question: 

Can flu vaccine cause negative false result or delay window for hiv antibody elisa test

Answer: 

Hi there and thank you for contacting us at AIDS Vancouver,

The answer to your question is that the flu vaccine will NOT cause a false negative result or delayed window period for any HIV test.

The only four situations that may affect your HIV test window are: 1. Antiviral treatment for Hep C 2. Treatment for Cancer (chemotherapy) 3. P.E.P treatment for HIV 4. Other immunodeficiency diseases (that you would be aware of if you had)

Hopefully we have answered your questions, for any further concerns please do not hesitate to contact the helpline at the number below

In health,

Raveena (AV Volunteer)

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online

Monday-Friday 9am-5pm (PST)

1 844 INFO-HIV (Toll free Canada & U.S.)

helpline@aidsvancouver.org

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