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Does Anesthesia Have An Effect On The HIV Test Result?

01/30/2004

Question:

I just took an HIV test and it was negative, but the day before I had minor surgery and needed anesthesia. Then the next day, Tuesday, I took the HIV test. Could the anesthesia have an effect on the test result?

Answer:

Anesthesia should not have any effect on your HIV test result.

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Response by:

Pamposh   Kaul, MD Pamposh Kaul, MD
Assistant Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati