NetWellness is a global, community service providing quality, unbiased health information from our partner university faculty. NetWellness is commercial-free and does not accept advertising.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
HIV and AIDS
Does Anesthesia Have An Effect On The HIV Test Result?
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?
Anesthesia should not have any effect on your HIV test result.
Pamposh Kaul, MD
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati