Can Having Herpes Give A False Positive Hiv Test Result

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Does anti Viral medication effect HIV test results?

My Physician prescribed me Famtrex 250 dialy one tablet after dinner as i had been daignosed with genital herpes..its one month now continously , do these tablets effect my HIV antibody test results? is it possible to giv any false...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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North Shore University Hospital
...No use of famtrex (famciclovir) or other anti-viral medication would not effect the HIV antibody test result.Joe Read more »

false positive due to hepatitis A and cold or flu

Hey Doc,Gotta say that I enjoyed reading your responses :) great sense of humor.I have an... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Overview of False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests

...2005 through May 2008. STD clinics in NYC using the oral fluid rapid test reported two episodic increases in false positivetest results over the past four years. Because of the second episode of increases in false-positives since November 2007,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Questions and Answers: False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests

...keep in mind that overall oral fluid tests have performed well. The significance of the increase in false-positive oral fluid test results is not yet known. However, when the accuracy of a test varies like this in one site it is necessary to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

MMWR Report Examines False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests

...2005--2008 ," Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report : MMWR examines recent increase in the number of false-positive HIV test results in oral fluid testing with OraSure Technologies ' OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV-1/2 Antibody Test in the New... Read more »
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