- Drugs that may decrease HIV antibody levels include didanosine, dideoxycytidine, zalcitabine, and zidovudine.
- Nonreactive HIV test results occur during the acute stage of the disease, when the virus is present but antibodies have not sufficiently developed to be detected. It may take up to 6 mo for the test to become positive. During this stage, the test for HIV antigen may not confirm an HIV infection.
- Test kits for HIV are very sensitive. As a result, nonspecific reactions may occur, leading to a false-positive result.
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 and Type 2 Antibodies has been found in Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests
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