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Could supplement of herb Peruvian Maca make false negative HIV antibody test result?

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Posted on 6 days ago
Question: Hello Doctor,
Please real all my post in details.
I wast tested for HIV 4 YEARS after my last risk exposure.
Method: ECLIA, HIV antibody only test.
Result: nonreactive index value 0.576
Reference range: <0.9 negative; 0.9-1.0 borderline; >1.0 positive
BUT:
One year before my test and in the day of test i was EVERY day taking herbal supplement of herb Peruvian Maca (it s sort of adaptogen)
Ingridiants of tablets: Dry extract of herb Peruvian Maca, dry extract of Greek seed, bee pollen, lactose monohydrat,microcrystal celulose, Mg stearat, L arginine and talk).
My questions:
1.Could this tablets make false negative hiv antibody test, i mean could they interfere with this mentioned assay or reagents in it and mask real result?
2. Do i need to retest?
3. I am totaly free of HIV?
( i am aware that these tablets cannot block my immune response, i am asking could they interefere with this test itself, with assay and reagents in it and make false negative result).
Thank you.
Jonna
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Answered by Dr. Sunil Jangid (7 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
These herbal ingredients don't interfere with HIV test result.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

The herbal ingredients you are taking have no effect on HIV test result and there is no possibility of a false negative result so allay the fear or anxiety related to HIV because the test result is 100% conclusive and you are absolutely safe and risk-free from HIV. No need to go for any further test for HIV. If still any help is required to feel free to ask me any time and I am here to help you out always.

Thank You,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Follow up: Dr. Sunil Jangid (40 minutes later)
Dear Doctor,

Ingridiants of tablets again: Dry extract of herb Peruvian Maca, dry extract of Greek seed, bee pollen, lactose monohydrat,microcrystal celulose, Mg stearat, L arginine and talk).

Just to be sure:

- Can this ingridiants interfere with HIV antibody test/assay itself or with reagents in it?

Thank you again.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Sunil Jangid (17 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
These will not interfere with HIV assay or reagents in it.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

The ingredients you had mentioned don't have any effect on the result of HIV assay or the ingredients in it so don't get worried or tensed because you are 100% safe and risk free. If still any query is there feel free to ask me again.

Thank You
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Sunil Jangid (20 minutes later)
Dear Doctor,

Jus one more thing:

These ingridiants: Ingridiants of tablets again: Dry extract of herb Peruvian Maca, dry extract of Greek seed, bee pollen, lactose monohydrat,microcrystal celulose, Mg stearat, L arginine and talk)

Do these ingridients interfere with REAGENTS in HIV antibody test/assay?

Thank you one more time.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Sunil Jangid (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
The ingredients will not interfere with reagents in HIV assay.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

The ingredients like Dry extract of herb Peruvian Maca, dry extract of Greek seed, bee pollen, lactose monohydrate, microcrystal cellulose, Mg stearate, L arginine and talk don't interfere with reagents in HIV Antibody Assay so you can close this chapter here and live life normally. Stay happy and healthy always. If still, any query is where you can write to me again any time.

Thank You,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Could supplement of herb Peruvian Maca make false negative HIV antibody test result?

Brief Answer: These herbal ingredients don't interfere with HIV test result. Detailed Answer: Hello, The herbal ingredients you are taking have no effect on HIV test result and there is no possibility of a false negative result so allay the fear or anxiety related to HIV because the test result is 100% conclusive and you are absolutely safe and risk-free from HIV. No need to go for any further test for HIV. If still any help is required to feel free to ask me any time and I am here to help you out always. Thank You,