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Can You Have A False Negative Hiv Test After 3 Months

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False negative HIV test with KS-HIV?

I took EIA tests (This is a test for HIV), which were negative, about 18 months after the possible exposure to HIV. But cannot get off the idea that I might carry HIV, because some reports show that false negative test result is possible, but rare....
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Dear DH:It seems to me that you've been tested and even over-tested for HIV. No need to do anymore tests. I am NOT aware of any false HIV negative tests in folks with early symptoms of KS. It doesn't even sound like you have KS; if you... Read more »

Is my HIV antibody test false negative??

Hello there Dr. Bob. First I would like to say that you are amazing! Thank you for this wonderful... Read more »

doubt regarding false negative HIV test

i had sexual intercourse with a commercial sexual worker 3 months back using double condoms,i doubt... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Six Testing Sites Discontinue Use of OraQuick Oral HIV Test as FDA, CDC Investigate False-Positive Results

At least six testing sites in San Francisco, New York City and Los Angeles earlier this month discontinued use of OraSure Technologies ' oral OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test, as CDC and FDA investigate reports of an abnormal number of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

San Francisco, NYC Report False Positives From OraQuick Oral HIV Test; CDC to Issue Advisory Recommending Additional Test

CDC this week will issue a public health advisory recommending that all HIV-positive results from OraSure Technologies ' oral, rapid HIV tests be followed up by the company's rapid "finger stick" test after reports of an "unusual" number of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Clinics Using OraQuick Oral HIV Test Reporting Rates of False-Positive Results Within Limits on Label, OraSure Announces

OraSure Technologies on Tuesday in a statement said most sites the company has contacted regarding issues with its oral OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test have reported rates of false-positive results within the expected limits that are... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center Discontinues Use of OraQuick Oral HIV Test After False-Positive Results

The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center on Thursday announced it is discontinuing use of OraSure Technologies ' oral OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test after the center reported 13 false-positive test results in November, the Los Angeles... Read more »
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False negative tests...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I had an encounter with a woman who's HIV status I haven't been able to find out because a couple of months after our encounter she skipped town and her family say they don't have her phone number! I feel I was probably hustled, but that's another... Read more »

Opinion please 4 false negative rapid tests???

Posted by Jim25, 1 Reply
Hi all.
In September 2011 i had a high risk exposure with vaginal sex for about 3 minutes will on holidays. 2 weeks later i got severe headaches, sore on my anus for 2 days, loss of appetite and 1 white spot on my inner lip.

I took a rapid test after... Read more »

false negatives?

Posted by Protus
Is it possible if you are infected with hiv and hepatitis, that when you receive your 3 month hiv test that it may be inaccurate?

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Chances of false negative elisa???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Tested negative almost 5 months (145 days) after exposure and got a negative elisa. What are the chances that this is a false negative? Should i have another test? Going NUTS! Read more »