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Can You Have A False Negative Hiv Test After 3 Months

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False negative test after 8 months. Is it possible ? (Please, help me)

My name is Robinson. I'm brazilian. I am suffering for eight months after I had a risk exposure with csw. Two weeks after that day I did tests that diagnosed chlamydia. I took antibiotics and felt better. But since then, I suffer with various...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
At a CD4 >800 you should not have symptoms of AIDS. So, I do not think HIV 1 or 2 is the issue. The HIV antibody tests typically test for both 1 and 2. So, a negative is convincing. I do not know what is causing your symptoms but do not believe... Read more »

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... 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 »
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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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Confused false positive or false negative?

Posted by Xian, 1 Reply
Hi All,

Please help with my story and results.

I had unprotected vaginal sex April 9th,2014. I was male.

Tested on May 2,2014(24 days - 3.4 weeks) - blood was drawn and sent to local lab.
Hiv1/2 antibody( should be 3rd gen elisa)w reflex.
The antibody... Read more »

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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