Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsSTDs · 2 weeks ago

Will this affect HIV testing?

I’m a 20 year old healthy male! ( I think ) but in december 2019 I had some issues breathing and swallowing where I went to urgent care where they injected a steroid in my buttocks to help inflammation. methylprednisolone I beleive not entirely sure I just know it was a steroid. Anyways fast forward 5 months and I might of had a HIV exposure around april 2020. Then waited 3 months and Got tested for HIV one time in July and another time in August for HIV. Would that single steroid shot affect my test results? Because I read how it can suppress the immune system.

4 Answers

  • 2 weeks ago
    Favorite Answer

    Nope. That steroid is long gone anyway and has nothing to do with HIV testing

  • 2 weeks ago

    i would hope not, ask your doctor about it

  • Brian
    Lv 7
    2 weeks ago

    It should not effect it.

  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    2 weeks ago

    it shouldnt affect it

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