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Are False Negative Hiv Results Common

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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 ease my mind. No known exposure ever in my life. Tested neg in 2005 and had my child in 2007 who is fine and healthy. Since getting pregnant only 3...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You did not have a "false negative" test but rather a "false positive" test! Your first test showing a "faint line" should not have been read as positive. Read more »

Incomplete NPEP (after anal receptive with HIV+ guy) and Window Period for False Negative

I was prescribed an NPEP regiment after a condom break with my boyfriend of 1.5 months (I was anal... Read more »

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... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...in batches, so you may have to wait one to two weeks for results. Beyond the Window Period ELISA tests are very rarely "false negative." This means if you have a negative test result, and you had met the Window Period guidelines after the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...cannot tell you if you have HIV infection. The sample you collect must be tested by a laboratory. Some special cases can give false or unclear results: Children born to HIV-positive mothers may have false positive antibody test results for... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...anywhere from two to eight weeks to make antibodies. If you are tested in this "window period," you may get an unclear result or a false negative. There is another type of test called the RNA test, which detects the virus directly. The RNA test... Read more »
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...symptoms on the internet. HIV Testing Will my fever affect my HIV test results? Could my autoimmune disease cause a false positive HIV test result? Why can't a rapid HIV test be read past the 20-minute mark? Does alcohol affect... Read more »
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Hiv pcr false negative and seroconversion

Posted by Seoulguy, 1 Reply
...I need some help. I am in Seoul and have had PCR and Antigen test at 7 weeks - both negative. However, my skin is changing rapidly - brown marks and cauliflower patterns - red dry knuckles and a rash on my face Read more »

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 »

Any False Negative RNA PCR?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...my missuse of this forum. But I really need to hear from anyone who tried to use the PCR to figure out their status and had false negative prior to tesing +. I concerned about the HIV RNA PCR ultrasensitive <50 quant. Read more »

Chances of false negative elisa???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Tested negative almost 5 months (145 days) after exposure and got a negative elisa. What are the chances that this is a false negative? Should i have another test? Going NUTS! Read more »