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Can There Be A Mistake In My Hiv Test

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mistake in hiv testing

hi Dr. can it possible that any mistake is occur during hiv testing? which are they?also can the mistake is occur in antibody and DNA or other hiv testing? explain this? please reply....
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
"Mistakes" in testing are rare. The time when the test may not be accurate is very early on (in the first couple of weeks) when the antibody levels to HIV may still be low...these will increase and for > 90% of people will be positive... Read more »

HIV Testing. Big mistake in San Fran

Hello Dr Bob.Hi im an east coast idiot who got alittle to excited in Cali and visited an asian... Read more »

Arguments on the Connect board - help us out! (COMMON TESTING MISTAKES, 2010)

Dr Bob, I'm sure you don't waste your extremely limited spare time by surveying the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

VA Patient Tests HIV-Positive After Clinic Mistake

On Friday, the Veterans Affairs Department confirmed the first positive HIV test since it warned veterans who received care at three of its facilities they may be at risk. The department previously reported 16 hepatitis cases, but cautioned there... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

VA: Three Patients HIV-Positive After Clinic Mistake

Veterans Affairs said Friday that initial tests show one patient each from its facilities in Miami; Murfreesboro, Tenn.; and Augusta, Ga. has tested positive for HIV following exposure to potentially contaminated medical equipment. VA spokesperson... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: HIV Educator Helps Women Learn From Her Mistake

For the last five years, Precious Jackson has worked with the Los Angeles-based Center for Health Justice to educate women whose male partners are in prison or have a history of incarceration on how to protect themselves from HIV. The program,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hearing to Air VA Mistakes With Hospital Equipment

On Tuesday, a congressional panel will hear from top Department of Veterans' Affairs officials concerning the possible exposure of 10,000 veterans to HIV and hepatitis. The House Committee on Veterans' Affairs oversight and investigation... Read more »
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I made a mistake

Posted by craft, 2 Replies
I tested positive this year and have gone on meds and am currently undetectable. I made a big mistake recently. I had sex with someone else who is positive and did not use a condom three weeks ago. I know that it is possible I have reinfected... Read more »

Did she make a mistake?

Posted by Anonymous
I went to the doctor and testet for HIV and Hepatits (12 weeks). She only took one blood sample (in one glass). When I did my 6 weeks test I remember she used two glasses.

The test came back negative, but now I start wonder if she did a mistake the... Read more »

Stupid mistake

Posted by t1980, 2 Replies
This past Friday I had far too much to drink. I ended up hooking up with a guy from online, and we had unprotected sex. It only lasted for probably a minute, and he did not "finish." I am terrified now because he told me afterward that he is HIV... Read more »

big mistake help!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
help...i had a situation and sorry but i have to describe what happened. I had a few experiences about 4 to be exact with diferent guys. With 3 of them we just did mutual masterbation and my penis touched there anus a few times but did not penetrate... Read more »