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Can Corticosteroids Give False Hiv Results

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Corticosteroid and False Negative HIV test ?

Hi, I already asked this question but I didnt get an anwser yet,no problem, I know you are very busy helping other peaople who are in need, and I thank you a lot for the wonderful job you do at the body.com, I hope you will help me... This is my...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-I think the answers to all your questions really sum up to the fact that you are not infected. A steroid injection would not affect the results of your HIV test. While i don't know the cause of your rash, it was not seroconversion... Read more »

does corticosteroid cream (betamethasone dipropionate) affect result?

hello doctor, i have used betamethasone dipropionate cream for 2 months before i took my elisa... Read more »

Follow up on the question : Corticosteroid and False Negative HIV test ?

Hi. Dr. Lisa I would just like to thank you a lot for awnsering my question. I did have syphylis... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Avoid Unapproved Home HIV Test Kits, Could Yield False Results: Health Canada

Health Canada on Monday issued an advisory warning consumers not to use any HIV home test kits, as the products are not licensed medical devices and can provide false results. In particular, Health Canada cited the "Clean Testing HIV Home Test Kit"... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Clinics Using OraQuick Oral HIV Test Reporting Rates of False-Positive Results Within Limits on Label, OraSure Announces

OraSure Technologies on Tuesday in a statement said most sites the company has contacted regarding issues with its oral OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test have reported rates of false-positive results within the expected limits that are... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Six Testing Sites Discontinue Use of OraQuick Oral HIV Test as FDA, CDC Investigate False-Positive Results

At least six testing sites in San Francisco, New York City and Los Angeles earlier this month discontinued use of OraSure Technologies ' oral OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test, as CDC and FDA investigate reports of an abnormal number of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center Discontinues Use of OraQuick Oral HIV Test After False-Positive Results

The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center on Thursday announced it is discontinuing use of OraSure Technologies ' oral OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test after the center reported 13 false-positive test results in November, the Los Angeles... Read more »
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WebMD/corticosteroids

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
WebMD states that the use of corticosteroids can alter the HIV test...
My fiancee took the Home Access test approx. 17 months after sex with his ex-girlfriend, it came back negative. During the month before the test, he had 3 epidural injections... Read more »

GMAN- follow up on corticosteroid ?'s

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Thank you for replying to my questions. Dr. Bob says that taking high-dose corticosteroids can affect HIV test results, is he referring to something other than what my fiancee had (3 injections)? My fiancee tested again, this time 9 weeks after his... Read more »

Pregnancy and HIV false positive result

Posted by rustychaucer5968, 3 Replies
Hello everyone. I appreciate if anyone could answer my question regarding pregnancy and HIV False positive result.

My wife may be pregnant and she may be obtaing her routine blood test. I once read that if a pregnant woman was to take a HIV test, the... Read more »

For anyone worried about false negative results.

Posted by JOHN_IN_LONDON, 2 Replies
PERT assay for plasma RNA HIV-1
A new assay, called the product-enhanced reverse transcriptase (PERT) assay, provides a more accurate method of detecting plasma RNA HIV-1 compared with the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay. Dr. Jurg Boni and... Read more »