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Can A Urinary Tract Infection Cause False Positive Hiv Screening

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HIV screening for donating blood (BLOOD DONATION, FALSE POSITIVE TEST 2009)

Dr. Bob, My sister recently tried to donate blood and was denied. She recieved a letter stating that she was HIV positive. How accurate are the tests that the Red Cross performs? She is getting an HIV test but I would like to know what the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...screening tests is set so that it will err on the side of protecting the blood supply. In other words, if the test picks up some false positives, no problem. The questionably positive blood can then be discarded. Donors are notified to follow up... 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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Early Expiration May Be Cause of Unusually High False-Positive Rates on OraQuick Rapid HIV Tests, Study Finds

...December 2007, who had either an initial HIV negative result or a preliminary positive result on the test that was proved to be a false positive after confirmation with an IFA [immunofluorescent assay] or a Western Blot. 1 Shelley... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York City STI Clinics Stop Use of Oral Fluid With HIV Tests Because of Rate of False Positives

...stopped using oral fluid with OraSure Technologies ' OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test because of an increased rate of false positives, Bloomberg reports. According to city health officials, the rate of false positives from the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Overview of False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests

...(NYC) from March 2005 through May 2008. STD clinics in NYC using the oral fluid rapid test reported two episodic increases in false positive test results over the past four years. Because of the second episode of increases in false-positives... 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 Read more »
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Am I being ridiculous? Hiv false positive scare

Posted by belk13, 7 Replies
...Hello.. i tested "false positive" at the local clinic with an ora-sure rapid hiv 1/2 kit.. they immediatley followed it up with a second test (elisa) that was Read more »

pre employment drug screen

Posted by chrgd71, 2 Replies
...REALLY want. i have been on meds for 7 months now, sustiva/truvada. all the info i can find states that i will probably show a false positive because of the sustiva. has anyone else had to deal with this? how does one handle this? what do i do?... Read more »

Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi, folks! I had a risky exposure 2 1/2 months ago (oral sex performed on me by sex worker), and developed urinary infection 3 weeks ago that was treated by antibiotics and now has returned again. This entire time I have been extremely fatigued,... Read more »

massage, fingering, rubbing, HIV, STD screen

Posted by mass, 2 Replies
...vaginal area. The problem is that I found my underwear was so thin, almost wore probably due to many times laundry. is it possible hiv survive and infect me in this scenaria? also i am very very worried about other STD. How soon can i do STD... Read more »