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Elisa Test False Negative Causes

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Drugs that can cause false negative ELISA or viral load tests

I read an article indicating that antidepressants can inhibit immune function and therefore delay or prevent production of HIV antibodies - therefore causing a false negative ELISA test.Any validity to this? Do antidepressants cause false ELISA...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Antidepressants, vicodin, clonazepan? Liza with a "Z" is that you??? Hi honey, sorry about the recent divorce.To answer your question -- No, antidepressants do not affect HIV test results.So, Liza, I heard your recent hubby said the... Read more »

Could my meds have caused false negative ELISA's?

Dr. Horwath,I keep seeing references to some antidepressants suppressing the immune system and HIV... Read more »

antidepressants: effect on immune system and possible cause of false negative ELISA?

I read an article suggesting that antidepressants and corticosteroids are immunosuppressive - may... Read more »
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Early Expiration May Be Cause of Unusually High False-Positive Rates on OraQuick Rapid HIV Tests, Study Finds

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers and read her explanation of a study she presented at CROI 2009. After... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Questions and Answers: False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests

What is the significance of the reported increases in false positives when using the oral fluid HIV test in New York City sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics? It is important to keep in mind that overall oral fluid tests have performed well.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

San Francisco Clinics Getting High False-Positive Rate on Oral HIV Test

According to San Francisco Department of Public Health officials, analyses of more than 6,000 rapid-result oral HIV tests conducted in city public health clinics since spring found 47 positive results in patients who were negative in follow-up... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Overview of False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) describes "False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid Tests, New York City 2005-2008" in the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control's (CDC's) June 18, 2008 Morbidity and Mortality... Read more »
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so ELISA tests NEVER give a false negative?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
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Help please.. Possible 2 False negative ELISA *DELETED*

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False Negative-help

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I had Qual. DNA-PCR by Specialized Testing of St. Louis, MO at 5 weeks after an exposure which came back negative. I am still having symptoms and am awaiting an antibody test results. Did any of you have a false negative? Just wondering my chances.... Read more »

subtypes M N O y vih 3 false negative

Posted by mariana, 2 Replies
HIV subtypes are not detectable by ELISA ... I have read Dr Steve say that the fourth-generation ELISA does not detect p 24 subtypes such as type 1 and MNO fail 40 to 60% detection by giving false negatives HIV2.

The latter is another specialist... Read more »