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Can A Urinary Track Infection Cause A False Positive Result

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False Positive Results in Pregnant Women

I am 9 weeks pregnant with my second child and have been with the same partner for 8 years. During my first pregnancy, I was test for the HIV virus and was negative (this was five years ago.) Neither my husband or I have been exposed to the virus...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
False positive results occur commonly with the Elisa test which is the reason a western blot test is performed if the Elisa test is positive; the western blot test is very sensitive and specific; if the western blot test is performed correctly fals... Read more »

Elisa Results +ve and reactive (FALSE POSITIVE ELISA AND PREGNANCY)

Dear Rob,I am 37 year old happily married man and have been married for more than eight years. We... Read more »
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Washington: Public Health Shifts STD Focus From Testing to Tracking

Due to budget cuts caused by the recession, the Snohomish Health District's clinic in Everett advises that "STD clinic services are no longer available." The STD clinic used to offer testing and treatment, but now SHD has placed its hopes on private... Read more »
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Early Expiration May Be Cause of Unusually High False-Positive Rates on OraQuick Rapid HIV Tests, Study Finds

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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 »
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urinary tract infections

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i have had constant uti's for a yr now they go away with antibiotics then as soon as i finish the pills it is back is uti's common in late hiv

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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 »

Chances of False Positives? Maybe Im In Denial

Posted by Kirkhaven1, 5 Replies
Hi there TB!
I do not know if this is my denial or if it is just being hopeful. In any case, i was diagnosed Positive by the use of a rapid and then a secondary test, i am not sure if it was an ELISA? but after the second positive, 2 vials of my... Read more »

Pregnant and False- positive

Posted by pregnant2009, 3 Replies
I am 9month pregnant and two weeks ago my Ob doctor ordered me a HIV test. Last week the result came in and it was positive. Then he took my blood again to confirm.
I was shocked by the result. I didn't know whether the new born baby will be... Read more »