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Afraid Of False Negative Hiv Test

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afraid of false positive

I have been tested on may 7th and received my negative result. It was exactly 12 weeks after my last exposure. I was also tested at 6 and 9 weeks. I know that I am negative. I have recently entered a relationship and we have made the decision to be...
Shannon Southall

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Rocky Mountain CARES
HIIf you have tested negative before and there have been no other exposures since your test will be negative. If for some reason the test does show positive they automatically do blood work for confirmatory testing. This will be an accurate test.Be... Read more »

Is my HIV antibody test false negative??

Hello there Dr. Bob. First I would like to say that you are amazing! Thank you for this wonderful... Read more »

False-negative and false-negative tests?

I work for an AIDS service organization answering HIV-related health questions. This one has... 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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help please!will I be false negative for HIV RNA test if I'm on acyclovir

Posted by Kali999117, 1 Reply
Exactly a week after unprotected sex, I noticed symptoms of HSV and my physician confirmed it. I am taking acyclovir for that since past five days and its been 2weeks that I got infected. Now I'm thinking to get tested for HIV using HIV RNA test(... Read more »

Confused false positive or false negative?

Posted by Xian, 1 Reply
Hi All,

Please help with my story and results.

I had unprotected vaginal sex April 9th,2014. I was male.

Tested on May 2,2014(24 days - 3.4 weeks) - blood was drawn and sent to local lab.
Hiv1/2 antibody( should be 3rd gen elisa)w reflex.
The antibody... Read more »

Rear undetectable strain, group, CRFs - false negative

Posted by Vasyl, 2 Replies
Hello!

I read a lot of literature about HIV after my indecent.
Now I made a conclusion I'm infected with some rear HIV strain/group/CRF which tests can't detect.
If you read my story you'll probably see there are too many facts which lead to this... Read more »

False negatives - strains

Posted by StupidMe, 2 Replies
Hi
I've posted on here a few times before but, thinks are getting worse so I thought I'd post again.
To summarise briefly, 5 1/2 years ago I had drunken sex with an African sex worker in continental Europe. I can't remember enough to know if it was... Read more »