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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
...person...it is possible to get a false low level positive test...this is why it is not recommended to routinely use the PCR for HIV diagnosis, it should only be used during "acute" HIV infection, within the first couple of weeks before antibody... Read more »

HIV Testing. Big mistake in San Fran

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HIV test claimed to be "lab error"

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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 Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

... What Is HIV Testing? How Do I Get Tested? Who Should Get Tested? When Should I Get Tested? Do Any Tests Work Sooner After Infection? Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Maryland: Three Resign in Wake of Hospital Lab Errors in HIV Testing

The University of Maryland Medical System has announced the resignations of Maryland General Hospital President Timothy D. Miller, laboratory Administrative Director James Stewart and Dr. Philip Whelan, director of the hospital's lab and the... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

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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 »

HIV positive oral sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi there, Basically I feel a little down right now cause a close friend of mine (ex gf) is being tested for HIV and I feel bad for her because she is so worried. She had unprotected sex with 2 long term partners no condoms. She is feeling sick... Read more »

Did she make a mistake?

Posted by Anonymous
...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 second time. Can you test for both HIV and Hepatits out of one blood sample? Please, hope someone can... Read more »

293 days(or10 months) still symptoms

Posted by mistake1, 3 Replies
...and still i have no answers to what i have contracted from my unprotected sex with a female. one time incounter. i have had tests for hiv and all other diseases at 1,4, weeks then hiv tests up to 7.5 months all negative i just dont get what i... Read more »