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Posted by: Mike | 22/01/2020

Does medications affect 4th generation hiv duo test

I have been on hydroxyurea for the past decades; I had an exposure and took a 4th generation duo test; can the hydroxyurea affect the test result


Posted 11/02/2020


Dear Mike, thank you for this very important question. There is currently no evidence that the use of any form of medication which is non-HIV-related (including antibiotics) will affect the test results. It is important, however, that individuals who are on treatment for HIV should not use this test. (MCH).

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