|chance of false positive HIV screening test
Feb 4, 2006
I tested positive during an hiv screening. Less than 2 years ago I had the gastric bypass.My physician says it may be from my nutritional deficiency. What is the chances of that being the case?
| Response from Dr. Frascino
If you are asking if a nutritional deficiency or gastric bypass surgery can cause a false-positive HIV test, the answer would be no; however, you could have a false-positive screening HIV test due to other factors. I always recommend a repeat test to confirm an HIV positive diagnosis.
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