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Acyclovir And False Negative Tests

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False-negative and false-negative tests?

I work for an AIDS service organization answering HIV-related health questions. This one has stumped me:A woman called to report that she first tested HIV-positive in December 1999 after having a negative test in May 1999. She had two viral load and...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
1). Unlikely. Not that I am aware of, particularly on 2 separate days.2). Maybe and possibly. But did you test him, or is this by verbal report? Female to male transmission is less likely, but it may be warranted to do a VL or DNA PCR test in this... Read more »

hiv test results altered by use of acyclovir to treat primary hsv outbreak?

i had oral vaginal sex using a condom with a csw. first and only time, not that it matters.12 days... Read more »

Acyclovir

Hello Dr.Bob, I have a question about acyclovir. I might have been exposed to HIV in early... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Six Testing Sites Discontinue Use of OraQuick Oral HIV Test as FDA, CDC Investigate False-Positive Results

At least six testing sites in San Francisco, New York City and Los Angeles earlier this month discontinued use of OraSure Technologies ' oral OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test, as CDC and FDA investigate reports of an abnormal number of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

San Francisco, NYC Report False Positives From OraQuick Oral HIV Test; CDC to Issue Advisory Recommending Additional Test

CDC this week will issue a public health advisory recommending that all HIV-positive results from OraSure Technologies ' oral, rapid HIV tests be followed up by the company's rapid "finger stick" test after reports of an "unusual" number of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Questions and Answers: False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests

What is the significance of the reported increases in false positives when using the oral fluid HIV test in New York City sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics? It is important to keep in mind that overall oral fluid tests have performed well.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

San Francisco Clinics Getting High False-Positive Rate on Oral HIV Test

According to San Francisco Department of Public Health officials, analyses of more than 6,000 rapid-result oral HIV tests conducted in city public health clinics since spring found 47 positive results in patients who were negative in follow-up... Read more »
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so ELISA tests NEVER give a false negative?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Is this statement correct? Read more »

Opinion please 4 false negative rapid tests???

Posted by Jim25, 1 Reply
Hi all.
In September 2011 i had a high risk exposure with vaginal sex for about 3 minutes will on holidays. 2 weeks later i got severe headaches, sore on my anus for 2 days, loss of appetite and 1 white spot on my inner lip.

I took a rapid test after... Read more »

False negative tests...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I had an encounter with a woman who's HIV status I haven't been able to find out because a couple of months after our encounter she skipped town and her family say they don't have her phone number! I feel I was probably hustled, but that's another... Read more »

Jackie Blue / False Negatives

Posted by Anonymous
I tested negative recently with a Home Access testing kit. My possible exposure was contact with vaginal fluid and a minute cut on penis. No penetration at any time. I was wondering about false negatives. I thought I recalled in Statistics that... Read more »