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False oral positives in presence of oral herpes
May 3, 1999

Is there interaction that could cause a false positive oral test for HIV if the subject has active oral herpes?

What are the percentage of false positives in general for oral HIV tests?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Very good question, but unlikely given the molecular sequence differences between the viruses. False positive rates for this test are probably less than 1 in 1000. MH



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