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How Much Corticosteroid Can Cause False Negative

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Corticosteroid and False Negative HIV test ?

Hi, I already asked this question but I didnt get an anwser yet,no problem, I know you are very busy helping other peaople who are in need, and I thank you a lot for the wonderful job you do at the body.com, I hope you will help me... This is my...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-I think the answers to all your questions really sum up to the fact that you are not infected. A steroid injection would not affect the results of your HIV test. While i don't know the cause of your rash, it was not seroconversion... Read more »

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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 »

Help please.. Possible 2 False negative ELISA *DELETED*

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so ELISA tests NEVER give a false negative?

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

False Negative-help

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I had Qual. DNA-PCR by Specialized Testing of St. Louis, MO at 5 weeks after an exposure which came back negative. I am still having symptoms and am awaiting an antibody test results. Did any of you have a false negative? Just wondering my chances.... Read more »