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A 25-year-old male asked:

Colostrum is a source of immunoglobulins igg iga igm and gamma interferon. so could this affect hiv test? (faulse negative)? ( or other stds tests?)

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
No effect at all: There are no medical conditions, drugs, nutrition, or anything else that have any effect on the standard HIV tests in current use world wide. Don't worry about it. If your negative result was done long enough after the last possible exposure (4 weeks for the 4th generation, i.e. Ag/Ab tests), the reslt is conclusive. Same for all STD tests: no interference at all.
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
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And as Dr. Friedlander said in his reply, taking colostrom won't help your health. Don't waste your money (or any emotional commitment) on it.
Apr 21, 2017
Last updated Apr 21, 2017


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