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Can Hiv Test Give False Results

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Can herbs cause a false negative hiv test result?

If you are taking herbs, and then get tested for hiv, is it possible for the herbs to cause a false negative hiv test result?
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Not to my knowledge. Read more »

The Flu and False Positve HIV Results (FLU SHOT AND FALSE POSITIVE HIV TEST)

I was reading your archives and came across a question about the correlation between false... 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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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

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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...Technologies ' oral OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test, as CDC and FDA investigate reports of an abnormal number of false positive results from the tests, the Los Angeles Times reports (Lin/Chung, Los Angles Times , 12/20). The... 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

...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 printed on the product's label, the AP/ Business Week ... Read more »
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please help I think I have syphillis and hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...infection and vice versa. HIV-infected patients may have abnormal (unusually high, low, or fluctuating titers) test results. False-negative results or delayed seroconversion have been reported. Nevertheless, both TP and NT tests can be... Read more »

testing info

Posted by Anonymous
...take longer than three months. During this "window period" you may not test positive for HIV even if you are infected. Normal HIV tests don't work for newborn children of HIV-infected mothers. In many places, you can get tested anonymously for... Read more »

hiv viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
took hiv viral load after 6 months exposure they did the old hiv viral load not the one that can detect down to 20 copies hiv viral load <400. would your viral load be over 400 after 6 months exposure? Read more »

PCR tests

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I read that PCR tests are not reliable enough to test for HIV presence, and that they can show false positive results. However my doctor ordered a PCR at 2 months. It came back negative and Read more »