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Whey protein
Apr 1, 2012

Hello,

I have recently taken a 4th generation HIV combo test (p24 antigen and antibodies). Just wonder if whey protein intake could possibly affect the result? I have been taking ~ 2 servings of whey protein for my gym routine. I have survey the internet for a while but there's not much info out there but saying that whey protein can raise GSH which can boost the immune-system...just wonder if this mechanism would affect the test result.

Thank you very much!

Response from Dr. Young

Very little affects the results of HIV antibody testing, save for profound immune suppression (like having a bone marrow transplant or cancer chemotherapy). In the well person, nothing. Not whey protein, not syphilis, not alcohol. Really nothing.

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