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Chances HIV Test Could Have Been Wrong

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update test to "can a specialist be wrong" post (FALSE POSITIVE HIV TESTS, 2011)

Dr. Bob, I'm not sure what to say or how to react - the Orasure test results were HIV-Negative! I wonder if it's safe to assume this is a very reliable test or do you think it's still worth going any further with "Elisa/WB"...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I would consider your negative OraSure test definitive. However, if you are at all uncertain, go ahead and confirm it with an ELISA. The result will undoubtedly be negative.WOO-de-frickin-HOO! You are HIV negative! I know about 35,000,000 folks... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Firing Over HIV Drugs Ruled Wrongful

A judge in South Africa has found in favor of a doctor who was sacked by a provincial health department seven years ago. In 2001, Dr. Malcolm Naude was fired from the Mpumalanga Province Health Department for violating its prohibition against... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Swazi King's Use of Ceremony to Choose Wives Sends Wrong Message About Country's HIV/AIDS Epidemic, Critics Say

A record 50,000 young Swazi women on Friday participated in the annual "Reed Dance," a traditional ceremony performed before Swaziland's leader King Mswati III that has come to be seen as an "audition" to become the king's next wife, Reuters ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS Conference Calls for Asian Nations to Seize Chance to Reverse Epidemic

The 7th International Conference on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific ended on Tuesday in Kobe, Japan, with calls for Asian nations to seize the opportunity to reverse the epidemic before it expands across the region, Reuters AlertNet reports. In the... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

A Fighting Chance for Fulfillment

In July 1993, six weeks after I entered a long-term drug treatment program in North Hollywood, I took the HIV test. I was positive. Now it's 1996. My life has changed in many ways since that hot summer day. Before I entered treatment, my only... Read more »
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Did I do the testing wrong?

Posted by absger, 1 Reply
I ordered 3 different testing kits (one oral swap and two blood-based tests). All three came out NEGATIVE (one line).

Yet since the documentation was in Chinese (I can't read it), I am not sure if i followed the procedures correctly and now I am... Read more »

Chances of 40 day negative test turning positive

Posted by Athlete23, 1 Reply
Hi , I took an HIV test after 40 days of exposure I tested negative which I believe is 3rd generation ELISA from Quest Diagnostics. Now I did have protected sex vaginal and anal but when I was having vaginal sex I became soft and had some precum in... Read more »

What are my chances ?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am writing this post because I am really afraid.
I tested neg at 11.5 weeks after a low (?) risk encounter (protected sex with a prostitute) and thought that it was enough to consider that I was out of this nightmare. Unfortunately, since one... Read more »