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Can People Sometimes Receive A False Positive Hiv Test

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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 a few miscarriages. Her two initial HIV tests came out positive ELISA, indeterminate Western Blot. Her last test came out positive Western Blot. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...lab work return they will unequivocally show your wife is HIV negative. Be well.Dr. BobThank you from Malaysia (PREGNANCY AND FALSE POSITIVE HIV TESTS 2008)Sep 20, 2008 I really thankful to your answers. Although I have not posted any questions... Read more »

Thank you from Malaysia (PREGNANCY AND FALSE POSITIVE HIV TESTS 2008)

I really thankful to your answers. Although I have not posted any questions but your forum had been... Read more »

can there be false positives results

hello docotor I am confused about false postives and if diagnosed with hiv can there still be false... Read more »
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Early Expiration May Be Cause of Unusually High False-Positive Rates on OraQuick Rapid HIV Tests, Study Finds

...Thank you. Reference Facente S, Dowling T, Vittinghoff E, Sykes D, Colfax G. False positive rate of rapid oral fluid HIV tests increases as kits near expiration date. In: Program and abstracts of the 16th Conference on Retroviruses and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

... What is the significance of the reported increases in false positives when using the oral fluid HIV test in New York City sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics? It is important to keep in 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Overview of False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests

...(NYC) from March 2005 through May 2008. STD clinics in NYC using the oral fluid rapid test reported two episodic increases in false positive test results over the past four years. Because of the second episode of increases in false-positives... Read more »
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Am I being ridiculous? Hiv false positive scare

Posted by belk13, 7 Replies
...Hello.. i tested "false positive" at the local clinic with an ora-sure rapid hiv 1/2 kit.. they immediatley followed it up with a second test (elisa) that was Read more »

testing info

Posted by Anonymous
...HIV test results are available within 10 to 30 minutes after a sample is taken. One of these tests has produced a high rate of false positives. A positive result on any HIV test should be confirmed with a second test. Home test kits: You can't... Read more »

The 3d Generation Test and False Positives: Help!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Nichols Institute in California. I should know by Tuesday what the results are. Question: Are those tests likely to give false positives? Someone said they are so sensitive that they often need confirmatory tests, like a follow-up Western... Read more »

hiv false positive?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My girlfriend tested positive on elisa at two labs.But both the labs separately send it for western blot to the same lab, The two western blot reports came back negative, Do we need to worry. I also on receiving the elisa report of my girlfriend ... Read more »