|RE: 4th time i ask, PLEASE, lets this be the one, will donate, final questions
Aug 17, 2011
Dr. sorry i saw you answered some questions today and i want to make some final questions, i really, really aprecciate your help, when i made the test here in México i had a flu 2 weeks before and taking vit C + equinachea, and medications for IBS could this have affected my result? I wrote to the lab and they told me they are certified in ISO 9001:2008 and the test has an accuracy of 99.95% but i am so worried they probably made a mistake, because of the knee pain, burning sensation all over my body & about the oral candida and tongue pain that i am having i read on this site that those are symptoms of HIV, so i don't know what to believe now, they also performed a VDRL: negative, do you know of any cases of false negatives after 2 1/2 years? or due to labs giving wrong test results? i WILL donate next month, thank you for your kind response and the help you provide, you do a WHOO-OOOABLE job!
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Taking vitamin C, echinacea and medication for IBS would not affect HIV-antibody test results. Neither would having a recent bout of flu.
I see absolutely no reason you should distrust your test results. Laboratory and clerical errors are possible, but are extremely rare.
My assessment and advice remain unchanged. See link below.
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