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Q. Does regular alcohol intake affect the HIV antibody test results in any way?

Answered by
Dr. Ravinder Kaur Sachdeva
and medically reviewed by Dr.Sowmiya
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 22, 2017 and last reviewed on: Jan 22, 2022

Hello doctor,

Does regular intake of alcohol, say 150 mL daily, affect the HIV antibody tests. If so, can I go for an RNA PCR test in such cases?

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Hello,

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It is unlikely for the test result to be affected by alcohol intake. You can undergo the test as advised by your doctor.

Please revert for any further queries.


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