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Eating a lot because depressed
Jan 7, 2009

I had a very scary exposure two and a half months ago. About a month ago I have begun eating very badly - Larger portions, soda, and junk food.

I am going in for my 3 month test in two weeks and am very worried that this drastic change in my diet will cause an inaccurate result. Obviously sugar content and other elements have changed in my blood.<----

I cannot find any information on this topic because I don't think there is anyway for doctors/researchers to determine if this can cause inaccurate results. Are you aware of any medical literature that has addressed this issue?

Please help me Dr. Frascino. I really want to put this behind me.

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

If a junk-food diet or being obese invalidated HIV tests, they would be essentially useless in the majority of locales in the U.S. (particularly the South, Midwest and Texas, which seem to have more than their fair share of hefty heffers roaming around). So, as long as you can still fit through the door of the testing center or your doctor's office, your HIV test results will still be accurate. Might I suggest a New Year's resolution to dump the triple-decker-extra-bacon cheeseburgers, Twinkies and supersized fires and chocolate milkshakes and to become reacquainted with things called fruits, vegetables and gym memberships?

Dr. Bob



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