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Can Antibiotics Alter the Results of 4th Generation Test

Question: 

Hello,

Does a surgery and follow up medication could alter the result of a HIV 4th generation in any way.?

Answer: 

Hello,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you are asking if being on antibiotics will alter the result of a 4th Generation HIV test.

There is no evidence that antibiotics will alter the results of HIV tests, because antibiotics target bacteria and do not interact with viruses. Antibiotics will not cure or have any affect on HIV.

Regards,

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Sara