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Can PCR Test Result Show False Positive

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Hiv Dna Pcr Possitive -Results (ANOTHER FALSE POSITIVE PCR TEST, 2010)

Dear DoctorThank u so much for your response.It means a lot to me during all this devastating anxiety that i m on..I finally had the 13 week(90days)4th generation test at the hospital and result NEGATIVE..I feel so much relief from that result but i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Congratulations on your definitively negative 13-week HIV-antibody test. WOO-HOO! No, you are not an exception to the rule! (You'll have to look elsewhere for your 15 minutes of fame!)I was impressed to read that the "chief... Read more »

HIV DNA PCR POSSITIVE (ANOTHER FALSE POSITIVE PCR TEST, 2010)

Having a sex contact with a sexs worker(-protected vaginal-unprotected oral) and because of my... Read more »

False Positive PCR (AN EXAMPLE OF WHY PCR TESTS SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR ROUTINE HIV SCREENING)

Dr BobActually the Lab called me that they had reconfirmed the test and its negative.I am feeling... 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

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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center Discontinues Use of OraQuick Oral HIV Test After False-Positive Results

The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center on Thursday announced it is discontinuing use of OraSure Technologies ' oral OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test after the center reported 13 false-positive test results in November, the Los Angeles... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Supervised Blood-Based Self-Sample Collection and Rapid Test Performance: A Valuable Alternative to the Use of Saliva by HIV Testing Programs With No Medical or Nursing Staff

Some saliva-based HIV testing initiatives, the authors wrote, "have resulted in an unacceptable percentage of false positives," while in many countries doctors or nurses are required for blood-based HIV testing programs. In the current study, the... Read more »
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False Positives on DNA PCR tests-Please RESPOND

Posted by Anonymous
I am collecting data from this forum on anyone who believes they received a false positive "reactive" result from an ultrasensitive DNA qualitative PCR test. Please let me know when the test was taken in reference to supposed exposure and what... 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 »

The 3d Generation Test and False Positives: Help!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I've been reading what people like Not Scared and others have written about the 3d generation Elisa test that tests for both HIV-1 and HIV-2. I got one of those blood tests yesterday and it is being sent to the Nichols Institute in California. I... Read more »

False Positive?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know if marijuana could cause a false positive test result (specifically for an HIV DNA by PCR)? I smoked a lot about five days prior to my test. Also, I am on an antidepressant/anti-anxiety medication called Effexor (150 mg). Does... Read more »