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Average Number Of False Negative Hiv Test

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Will daily consumption of Aloevera, amla juice and other ayurvedic medicine give false negative hiv test?

Respected sir, Thank you very much for doing such a great work of supporting and helping those who are concern of their hiv status. Dear sir, i had a brief duration of condom failure with a commercial sex worker in bangkok...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your negative 7.5-month ELISA test is definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. Ayurvedic "medicine" will not delay HIV seroconversion nor will it boost your immunity, pop your pimples or make you skinnier!... 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 »

False Negatives (ELISA) and HIV-2

Doctor, Thank you for providing an invaluable and highly appreciated service. I have two questions:... 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

OraQuick Oral HIV Test Produces Higher Number of False Positives Than Expected, Study Finds

OraSure Technologies ' OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test produced more false positive results than expected when administered to patients in the emergency department at Brigham and Women's Hospital , according to a study published this... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Clinics Using OraQuick Oral HIV Test Reporting Rates of False-Positive Results Within Limits on Label, OraSure Announces

OraSure Technologies on Tuesday in a statement said most sites the company has contacted regarding issues with its oral OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test have reported rates of false-positive results within the expected limits that are... Read more »
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face it, there are false negatives

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Face it...there are false negatives

I know of a number of people who have had repeated hiv Elisa
tests come back negative over a period of years only to
subsequently come down with an opportunistic infection like PCP
and then test positive. It... 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 »

false negative???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'm 30 y.o. male from Russia, the number of cases of HIV infection in
my country is yet quite limited. I had a protected vaginal sex with a prostitute in
the first half of November 1999, but shortly before the orgasm the condom broke up.
3 months... Read more »

so ELISA tests NEVER give a false negative?

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