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Question for the Bobster
May 17, 2011

Greetings handsome Dr. Bob,

I read a question recently asking you about vitamin deficiencies. Recently my doctor told me that he could tell I had a deficiency of Vitamin C, resulting in my condition of pellegra. My question to you is, would my condition hinder formation of antibodies, since Vit C is known for supporting the immune system? Is my 5 month test conclusive, considering I am suffering with pellegra at the moment.

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

Vitamin C deficiency would not affect HIV-antibody test results.

Dr. Bob



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