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False Negative?
Jul 21, 2007

Is it possible to have HIV and have tested negative to one oral swab, two finger stick, and one blood drawn test over the last year? I am having symptoms of HIV, but all tests are negative. Could antibodies not show up on the test but still be present?

Thanks.

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

You're worried about four false-negative HIV tests (one oral, two finger-prick and one blood draw) in a row over the course of a year? Nope. Not possible. HIV is not your problem. No way, no how. Whatever is causing your "symptoms," one thing is absolutely certain: it's not HIV.

Dr. Bob



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