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Chances Of False Negative Hiv Test

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False negative on rapid HIV test (oral)

Quick question/story. Yesterday I went to a local clinic to have a rapid hiv test done just to ease my mind. No known exposure ever in my life. Tested neg in 2005 and had my child in 2007 who is fine and healthy. Since getting pregnant only 3...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You did not have a "false negative" test but rather a "false positive" test! Your first test showing a "faint line" should not have been read as positive. Read more »

Could Hydrocortisone 2.5% Lotion Cause a False Negative HIV test

I put this lotion on my daughter twice a day for three days before I took an Oraquick HIV test. I... Read more »
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HIV Testing

...take longer than three months. During this "window period" you may not test positive for HIV even if you are infected. Normal HIV tests don't work for newborn children of HIV-infected mothers. In many places, you can get tested anonymously for... Read more »
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What Is HIV?

... What Tests Are Available? If you have been infected, your immune system will make antibodies against HIV. The most common HIV tests look for these antibodies. The HIV antibody test (called ELISA or EIA) is one of the most reliable medical... Read more »
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Greg/jackie/g-man regulars advice needed

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...lasted about 10 days. I also experienced vision blurring, dry eyes and major amounts stress as you can imagine. Now I've tested negative on Elisa up to 24 weeks but because of my symptoms I find it very hard to let go. Because of the dry eyes and... Read more »

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 »

please help I think I have syphillis and hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...infection and vice versa. HIV-infected patients may have abnormal (unusually high, low, or fluctuating titers) test results. False-negative results or delayed seroconversion have been reported. Nevertheless, both TP and NT tests can be... Read more »

1 in 250 chance of false negative

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...subtype debate it could take as long as 10 years for the medical community to realise that the CRAZY guy who kept retaking his HIV tests and ordering PCRs and WBs and has been GOING ON about his symptoms for the last 10 years is now shivering... Read more »