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Dear Doctor, I wanted to know if any medication could affect

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Dear Doctor, I wanted to know if any medication could affect the results of HIV tests. I had a thrush infection and took caniston duo, and also I am asthmatic and occasionally use a symbicort (steroid) turboinhaler.
Many thanks.


Dear customer Welcome to and thank you for your question.

. I will do whatever I can to help answer your questions:

No, medications cannot affect the result of HIV. Both canesten duo & symbicort (steroid) turboinhaler does not affect the result/report of HIV test.

Modern HIV tests are very accurate.HIV antibody tests are not affected by other circumstances. If your first HIV test is positive, the result needs to be confirmed with further tests. False positive results are uncommon.

So bot***** *****ne is that both the drugs you took-canesten duo for thrush infection & symbicort (steroid) turboinhaler for asthma does not have any impact on the result of HIV reports.

Hope this helped.

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Dr. Robert

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