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Could my meds have caused false negative ELISA's?

Dr. Horwath,I keep seeing references to some antidepressants suppressing the immune system and HIV antibody production - this raises the question whether they can cause false negative HIV ELISA tests. I am on 20 mgs of Remeron per night, 10 mgs. of...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
I have no reason to believe that these medications could cause a false negative on the ELISA test. The ELISA test is highly sensitive, and very unlikly to miss a true HIV antibody response. The main question in testing is making sure enough time... Read more »

Can HIV meds cause false HSV IgG test results? (HERPES SIMPLEX, 2011)

Hi, I work in a crime lab and about three months ago I was accidentally exposed to biological... Read more »

Drugs that can cause false negative ELISA or viral load tests

I read an article indicating that antidepressants can inhibit immune function and therefore delay... Read more »
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Questions and Answers: False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests

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San Francisco Clinics Getting High False-Positive Rate on Oral HIV Test

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False negative tests...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I had an encounter with a woman who's HIV status I haven't been able to find out because a couple of months after our encounter she skipped town and her family say they don't have her phone number! I feel I was probably hustled, but that's another... Read more »

so ELISA tests NEVER give a false negative?

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Rear undetectable strain, group, CRFs - false negative

Posted by Vasyl, 2 Replies
Hello!

I read a lot of literature about HIV after my indecent.
Now I made a conclusion I'm infected with some rear HIV strain/group/CRF which tests can't detect.
If you read my story you'll probably see there are too many facts which lead to this... Read more »

Help please.. Possible 2 False negative ELISA *DELETED*

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