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False Negative HIV Test And Causes

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Could Hydrocortisone 2.5% Lotion Cause a False Negative HIV test

I put this lotion on my daughter twice a day for three days before I took an Oraquick HIV test. I got it on my hands each time, so could this have caused a false negative?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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False negative on rapid HIV test (oral)

Quick question/story. Yesterday I went to a local clinic to have a rapid hiv test done just to... Read more »
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Help please.. Possible 2 False negative ELISA

Posted by HoPeAndFaiTh, 1 Reply
...negative. But I have all se sympthoms: Rash on the palms of my hands, candidiasis, sore throat, night swats, pains. 2 possible false negative tests?... help me please. I have another test this thursday, (after 12 weeks). This is my post in... Read more »

Lupus affect hiv testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...becasue it may not be that severe could it still cause you to seroconvert late? Is so how late and would a 3 month test give you a false negative, false positive, or intermediate? Read more »

False Negative

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi, I read somewhere that cortisone can cause false-negatives, well the day I took my HIV test, I had put some hydrocortisone cream on a rash I had earlier that day. Should I be concered that I recieved a false-negative? Read more »

Urine Testing for HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...on results). Recently, I accepted a new position with a new company. The company's insurance vendor requires that you take an HIV test via urine sample. If I am positive, I definitely do not want my company's insurance vendor to deny me coverage... Read more »