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Can An Hiv Test Be Wrong

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can HIV test be wrong

....a year ago we tested negative with my wife....but now the test shows positive.. and we have never been with anybody apart from ourself only.. please help..?...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Thanks for writing in. False-positive test results are possible. If your wife was pregnant at the time she took her test that could be causing her positive result. Pregnancy can induce cross-reacting nonspecific antibodies that can lead to... Read more »

Could my first 2 HIV tests be wrong?

When I moved to China 3 years ago I have been with the same women. When I started working here I... Read more »

4 hiv tests wrong?

please help i had sex around 6 years ago with a girl i started to get red bloches on my penis... Read more »
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Can Antibody testing, 2 DNA PCR and a P24 be wrong

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I have had the following NEGATIVE tests:

Antibody Tests: 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17 wks
Qual. DNA PCR's: 12(HIV-1, HIV-2), 15(HIV-1 Labcorp) wks
P24 Antigen: 17wks

Had an ARS illness, worst flu of my life almost 3 months ago and still have thrush, vision... Read more »

Oraquick test done wrong

Posted by Whitetailghost, 3 Replies
I took a Oraquick oral swab test and it was negative and I just realized I only swabbed both sides of my upper gums and did not do my bottom. Will that truly given a incorrect reading? I did get a C but I feel I completely did this wrong and got a... Read more »

Did I do the testing wrong?

Posted by absger, 1 Reply
I ordered 3 different testing kits (one oral swap and two blood-based tests). All three came out NEGATIVE (one line).

Yet since the documentation was in Chinese (I can't read it), I am not sure if i followed the procedures correctly and now I am... Read more »