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Can Hiv Test Be Wrong After 1 Year

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update test to "can a specialist be wrong" post (FALSE POSITIVE HIV TESTS, 2011)

Dr. Bob, I'm not sure what to say or how to react - the Orasure test results were HIV-Negative! I wonder if it's safe to assume this is a very reliable test or do you think it's still worth going any further with "Elisa/WB"...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I would consider your negative OraSure test definitive. However, if you are at all uncertain, go ahead and confirm it with an ELISA. The result will undoubtedly be negative.WOO-de-frickin-HOO! You are HIV negative! I know about 35,000,000 folks... Read more »

4 hiv tests wrong?

please help i had sex around 6 years ago with a girl i started to get red bloches on my penis... Read more »

can HIV test be wrong

....a year ago we tested negative with my wife....but now the test shows positive.. and we have... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Swazi King's Use of Ceremony to Choose Wives Sends Wrong Message About Country's HIV/AIDS Epidemic, Critics Say

A record 50,000 young Swazi women on Friday participated in the annual "Reed Dance," a traditional ceremony performed before Swaziland's leader King Mswati III that has come to be seen as an "audition" to become the king's next wife, Reuters ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Person Dies in Immigration Detention Center; Family to File Wrongful Death Suit Against Government, Los Angeles Times Reports

A 23-year-old HIV-positive person, Victor Arrelano, recently died while in custody at an immigration detention center in San Pedro, Calif., the Los Angeles Times reports. Arrelano's family plans to file a wrongful death suit against the U.S.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

At-Home STD Tests Private, but Sometimes Wrong

A few for-profit firms are selling at-home STD tests with the promise of saving money, time and possible embarrassment. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), however, has not approved the companies' kits, and one study found their accuracy was... Read more »

5 Years After My HIV Diagnosis

David Duran My roommate at the time was having doubts about whether he should be tested for HIV. He said it had been a year or so since the last time he took an HIV test. I had been volunteering for the local AIDS Walk and was just starting to... Read more »
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Trying to be complete, scared on many levels. Hope I'm wrong and just crazy.

Posted by terrorized, 6 Replies
So here we go. This is quite the story, but maybe some here have been in similar positions.

I am 34 years old, seperated from my wife for 2 years, and just left a relationship with a 21 year old girl I met at college who I know now is a highly... Read more »

help? whats wrong with me...

Posted by worried22yo, 3 Replies
Hi guys. Lots of you know my story but to those who dont Ill go over it. I just need help. Like a lot of people here, I am in a rough spot.
I have been seeing the same wonderful guy since November of last year (2000). One night we had a horrible... Read more »

What the hell is wrong with me?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Whined here before, some years ago. Can't afford for doc, when I did I was told to be imagining my symptoms. Risk: Low, recieving oral sex. Tested Elisa neg 7 Wks and again 7 mos. Symptoms, please please say if you know these: 3 wks, extreme and I... Read more »