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False positive
Aug 25, 2006

Could the B19 parvovirus cause a false positive ELISA result, and if so how long must wait after the B19 infection clears to take the test?

Response from Dr. Daar

If you are referring to a false positive HIV ELISA, this would be unusual. Regardless, the Western blot used to confirm HIV ELISA postive tests would not be positive in this setting. If the HIV ELISA and Western blot are positive then you should seek out an HIV specialist to review the laboratory results and provide further information. Best, Eric

Asian guy - very worried

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