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Can Hepatitis B Vaccination Cause A False Positive Hepatitis C Test

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Can certain Vaccines lead to a False Positive?

In 1989 I had Hep B and was treated. In 1994, I received a yellow fever shot and gamma globulin for military deployments in Central America. In 1995, I received HBV #1 vaccination. In October 19918 during an annual physical i tested positive. ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
If your HIV antibody test is confirmed positive then you most likely are infected but if that test is negative then quite likely not infected. Recommend consultation with an HIV expert if results unclear. KH Read more »

ONE QUICK QUESTION! **H1N1 Vaccine and False Positives?**

Hi Dr. Bob,I had an H1N1 vaccination in mid December. Could this cause a false positive on an HIV... Read more »

hepatitis C

Hello Dr. McGovern,I recently tested myself for Hepatitis A,B & C. The results said that I am... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevention and Control of Infections With Hepatitis Viruses in Correctional Settings

...for Juvenile Correctional Facilities -- Hepatitis A Virus Infection Recommendations for Juvenile Correctional Facilities -- Hepatitis B Virus Infection Recommendations for Juvenile Correctional Facilities -- Hepatitis C Virus Infection ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States

...article. To view the erratum, please click here . Summary Hepatitis B vaccination is the most effective measure to prevent hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and its consequences, including cirrhosis of the liver, liver cancer, liver... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States

...of a two-part statement from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) that updates the strategy to eliminate hepatitis B virus (HBV) transmission in the United States. The report provides updated recommendations to improve... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

...Hepatitis A is usually not serious but it can be for someone with a weakened liver. This includes people who are infected with hepatitis B or C. Two hepatitis A vaccine shots can protect you for about 20 years. Hepatitis B can cause serious... Read more »
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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 »

Likelihood of False Positive with ELISA?

Posted by jp976, 1 Reply
...positive for HIV on the ELISA test. It was a blood test performed at my doctor's office. The doctor said there is a chance it is a false positive. Somehow though, I feel inside that it isn't. Now I'm just waiting for the results of the Western... Read more »

Recived a "False Positive" test, but still worried

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A few days after sleeping with my girlfriend while she was on her period, using a condom, I got something like the flu, with the addition of sore throat, complete loss of appetite for 3 days, diarrhea and a stomach ache. After the 3 days, I felt... Read more »

What things cause a false positive?

Posted by Anonymous
.......on a rapid (oraquick) test? Are their certain medical conditions, medicines, etc that cause these false positives??? Just wodering why they happen? Read more »