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Can Steroid Cream Cause False Negative

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Steroid creams (please answer this time)

Dear, Doctor. Please, please, give me the answer this time. I've searched archives so many times and read almost all relative answers. I have no specialist like you to ask. I collected very detailed information about my medications because you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.1. Yes. (Why would your situation be different?)2. Nope.3. Stop worrying and start WOO-HOO-ing. Your negative HIV test five years after your possible exposure is conclusive.Dr. Bob... Read more »

PCR negative after steroide reduction again

Hello, My opinion hasn't changed. Corticosteroids can suppress immune responses and might... Read more »

PCR negative after reduction steroid dose

Hello, Although long-term use of immunosuppressive agents, such as corticosteroids, can affect... Read more »
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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 that I recieved a false-negative? Read more »

Help please.. Possible 2 False negative ELISA *DELETED*

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so ELISA tests NEVER give a false negative?

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

False Negative-help

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I had Qual. DNA-PCR by Specialized Testing of St. Louis, MO at 5 weeks after an exposure which came back negative. I am still having symptoms and am awaiting an antibody test results. Did any of you have a false negative? Just wondering my chances.... Read more »