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Can A Urinary Tract Infection Cause False Positive Hiv Test

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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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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 »

I tested Positive, My boyfriend didnt, False positive?

Posted by ruraltgwoman, 1 Reply
I tested positive for HIV on 12/10. My boyfriend just got his results back today 12/21. His results came back negative.

We have been having unprotected sex for the last 4 years and have been together for 5. I have only been wih him during that... 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 »

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 »
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urinary tract infection

Can a urinary tract infection cause my CD4 count to be reduced significantly....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
thanks for your post.Minor infections (including urinary tract infections, cold sores, sinusitis) can cause alterations in CD4 cell counts and HIV viral loads, though typically, not large changes. This is why I usually tell my patients to postpone... Read more »

Urinary tract infection, help!

Dear doctor, first of all, a million thanks for giving us this forum.-- I became + in January 99. My VL has been between 100 to 800. My T-cells have alway been around 520. My last test (August 14th) VL 1000 and t-cells down to 440. Two days prior to...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
There are a number of possible explanations. Your problem may not be due a urinary tract infection, it may be a sexually transmitted disease. Or, it may be a urinary infection but you were given the wrong antibiotic. If you don't have access... Read more »

Can HIV cause a false positive lupus test?

I posed this question a couple of days ago and have not received notification of an answer. My guy friend has been living with HIV for almost 3 years. He has had several rashes on his back and arms (not the typical butterfly rash on his face,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The symptoms of lupus and HIV infection and Lupus can overlap/mimic each other. The relationship between HIV infection and connective tissue disorders like lupus appears complicated. That being said, with a skin biopsy positive for discoid lupus and... Read more »

Gardasil plus flu vaccine, false positive HIV?(INFLUENZA VACCINATION AND INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT TESTS) (FLU SHOT AND FALSE POSITIVE HIV TESTS)

A week ago my 17-year-old daughter received a letter from Red Cross indicating she screened HIV positive after donating at a recent blood drive. Results were HIV-1/HIV-2 Positive, Confirmatory Indeterminate, NAT Negative. Retesting was done at a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Thanks for your post. Yes, we are trying to get this more recent information out to a wider audience. The influenza vaccine changes from year to year to cover the most likely flu strain candidates for the coming flu season. We do have recent... Read more »
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