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Can Hiv Test Be False

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HIV Testing & Falses HIV Testing

This past week I went in for my annual blood HIV testing because my spouse has HIV. My initial HIV test this week returned with an abnormal result which inspired that lab to test with the additional Western Blot exam. This too returned...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
The pattern of testing that you describe (with a positive screening antibody ELISA and an indeterminate Western blot confirmatory test) may be the prelude to a full antibody response and needs to be followed up quickly. We would do a viral load and... Read more »

Would thrush give HIV test false positives?

I had gone to the doctor because I had thrush. She said I have HIV and ran a HIV test while I was... Read more »

HIV...Scared (PREGNANCY AND FALSE POSITIVE HIV TESTS)

Dr. Bob,My wife is preganant with our first child. She has had multiple preganancies before, even... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...O'Brien, director of health and mental health services at LAGLC, said, "If the public loses confidence in the reliability of HIV tests, they're just going to stop testing, and we can't allow that to happen." O'Brien said the center currently is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...said it will respond appropriately. In the meantime, Canadian consumers should not purchase Clean Testing or similar at-home HIV test kits from the Internet or other sources, Health Canada said. Those who have used a home HIV test kit should... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

OraQuick Oral HIV Test Produces Higher Number of False Positives Than Expected, Study Finds

...are more accurate, patients are less willing to receive a blood test than the OraQuick test, adding that "more people accept HIV testing" with the OraQuick test "than otherwise might." Walensky said that physicians administering the OraQuick... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York City STI Clinics Stop Use of Oral Fluid With HIV Tests Because of Rate of False Positives

...New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said its STI clinics have switched to OraSure's OraQuick ADVANCE Rapid HIV Test that screens blood (Health department release, 6/18). The OraQuick test requires users to swab their gums and... Read more »
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HIV infection and false reactive VDRL test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi everyone! Is there a way to relate a false reactive VDRL test with the early stages of HIV infection??? Yesterday, I got my blood tests results, and... HIV came back Negative, Read more »

Can I move on??

Posted by jcalex71
...Western Blot. As I mentioned I tested negative via the Western Blot, but I haver read that is not the right test for initial HIV testing because it has more false positives than ELISA so WB is only used to confirm a positive ELISA. Is the... Read more »

Read this about what affect HIV test and so on!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...http://hopkins-aids.edu/publications/book/ch2_1.html For you all worried! Follow this link and read whats affecting the HIV test-False positive and False negatives and window and so on. Link to HIV medical management 2000/2001. Read more »

Viruses

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If Hepatitis is a Virus and can be cured why not HIV ? Read more »