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candida and false positive

Hey i read a post that said that candida can affect hiv tests and provide with false positive results. I too have Candida Albicans and wanted to know because i was thinking of taking my final 6 months hiv test should i wait for the Candida to subside?
I researched it and found some info that supported that
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Thats not true and why 6 months.The official,conclusive hiv window period is 3 months post-exposure.If you have already tested negative at 3 months then no further testing is required.The information that you have researched is wrong.
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candida cannot effect false positive test
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thanks for the answer yeah just want to make extra sure.
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the above is the site that i saw the info it says that

"Indeed, an HIV test may be positive for our John Doe, but this is no surprise because HIV tests are nonspecific, and a candida infection would likely be reactive in an ELISA or Western Blot test due to the presence of the protein particle p24"
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