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Can Steroid Cream Cause False Negative

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The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...(breads, pastas, and alcohol) all promote the growth of Candida Douching reduces levels of helpful bacteria in the vagina and is not recommended for HIV-positive women Treatment: Local treatment with over-the-counter creams like Monistat or Gyne-Lotrimin or prescription anti-fungal creams (HIV-positive women often need longer courses of treatment) For difficult-to-treat infections, use prescription oral anti-fungal drugs ...
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So Scared.....

Hi Doc,I was just informed that my qualitative HIV PCR RNA test was positive and my antibody was negative. They said they saw signifcant level of HIV.My only exposures were Jan 1 and Jan 18. The former where I received multiple unprotected...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...selected cases where there is strong clinical suspicion of active seroconversion. In this case the HIV-antibody test could still be negative.)Regarding HIV RNA PCR tests in general, false-positive tests occurred in 2% to 9% in some studies. False... Read more »

Dr. Bob, sorry i missed a point, i mean to say that i got my HIV antibody test results yesterday after 7 months after exposure. Hope i did not confuse you.

Dr. Bob, I am so fond of your work, after reading your archives. I had an exposure 7 months back, for which i got HIV1/2 antibody tested and the results came back negative. Can i woo hoo now?The reason i am asking is that1) I have been drinking...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...seroconversion.2. Probably not. Occasionally flu vaccines can cause false-positive HIV-antibody tests. (They would never cause a "false-negative" result.)3. Periodic use of nystatin plus triamcinolone acetonide cream would not affect HIV tests... Read more »

can i move on because i am planning to get married? Thank you.

Dr. Bob, I am sure I am a worried well, that is why I always come here and keep reading all these questions. Back in November you answered my question, everything looks good, but then I forgot to tell you a point, that my anal area bleeds a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Use of topical nystatin/triamcinolone acetamide and betamethasone valerate foam topically would not affect the accuracy of your HIV-antibody test results, even with some bleeding. Likewise, these medications will not alter the duration of the... Read more »

Disappointed

Dear Dr. Bob,I am disappointed you were not able to respond to my earlier question regarding the positive PCR RNA and negative antibody.I dont know if it is because you are fearful of posting a reply due to adverse reaction of readers or because you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...BobSo Scared.....Feb 4, 2009 Hi Doc, I was just informed that my qualitative HIV PCR RNA test was positive and my antibody was negative. They said they saw signifcant level of HIV. My only exposures were Jan 1 and Jan 18. The former where I... Read more »
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The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...fat decreased by 32 percent after six months, with no change insubcutaneous fat. Small studies have not shown leptin to have negative effectson blood sugar. Activists are asking the manufacturer of leptin to do larger studies in HIV+people. ... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...symptoms usually include discomfort of the mouth and throat, burning and an altered sense of taste (often described as "bad"). Creamy white or yellowish coatings or spots on the mouth and throat are also common. Thrush is rare if a person's CD4+... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...Certain gynecological (GYN) conditions are more common, more serious and/or more difficult to treat in HIV-positive women than HIV-negative women. If left untreated, some GYN infections can develop into more serious conditions such as pelvic... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

DHEA

...transformed in the body into testosterone (the primary male sex hormone), estrogen (an important female sex hormone), or other steroids. DHEA has not demonstrated the same effects as anabolic (muscle-building) steroids, but the Food and Drug... Read more »
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Help please.. Possible 2 False negative ELISA

Posted by HoPeAndFaiTh, 1 Reply
...sorry because of my bad english. I had a ELISA 4 generation test + p24, after 9 weeks of possible infection (60 days). It was negative. I did the test after 4 weeks too. And negative. But I have all se sympthoms: Rash on the palms of my hands,... Read more »

so ELISA tests NEVER give a false negative?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Is this statement correct? Read more »

Any False Negative RNA PCR?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...missuse of this forum. But I really need to hear from anyone who tried to use the PCR to figure out their status and had false negative prior to tesing +. I concerned about the HIV RNA PCR ultrasensitive <50 quant. Read more »

False Negative

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi, I read somewhere that cortisone can cause false-negatives, well the day I took my HIV test, I had put some hydrocortisone cream on a rash I had earlier that day. Should I be concered Read more »