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Immunosuppressants and HIV

Hi, I just have a question about taking Immunosupressants and their affect on HIV testing.

I have an autoimmune disease of the liver called primary sclerosing cholangitis, I also have ulcerative colitis. I was taking Immuran 50mg/day back in november up until december. I had a possible exposure to HIV in the first week of november 2010. Also a possible exposure in 2009.

I was wondering if these would effect the result on a antibody test? I got a rapid finger prick test done at 9 weeks. Results were non-reactive. I'm also waiting on the results of a DNA PCR test. Would immunosuppressants or an autoimmune disease effect either the DNA PCR test or the antibody test?
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The answer to your questions are NO. PCR-DNA tests are not diagnostic tests.
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But the antibody test should be unaffected by the immunosupressants?
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