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False Hiv Results While Pregnant

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False positive results in pregnant women

Can a false positive result occur in the HIV test by ELISA in pregnant women?...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Yes, it has been reported. If the ELISA is positive an HIV PCR would be the best test to determine if the infection is real. DTD... Read more »

False Positive Results in Pregnant Women

I am 9 weeks pregnant with my second child and have been with the same partner for 8 years. During... Read more »

Pregnant with 3rd child and HIV false positive

This is my 3rd child and I went to take the usual blood work. My Elisa test came back positive,... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Avoid Unapproved Home HIV Test Kits, Could Yield False Results: Health Canada

Health Canada on Monday issued an advisory warning consumers not to use any HIV home test kits, as the products are not licensed medical devices and can provide false results. In particular, Health Canada cited the "Clean Testing HIV Home Test Kit"... 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

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

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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Pregnancy and HIV false positive result

Posted by rustychaucer5968, 3 Replies
Hello everyone. I appreciate if anyone could answer my question regarding pregnancy and HIV False positive result.

My wife may be pregnant and she may be obtaing her routine blood test. I once read that if a pregnant woman was to take a HIV test, the... Read more »

Pregnant and False- positive

Posted by pregnant2009, 3 Replies
I am 9month pregnant and two weeks ago my Ob doctor ordered me a HIV test. Last week the result came in and it was positive. Then he took my blood again to confirm.
I was shocked by the result. I didn't know whether the new born baby will be... Read more »

Need Help with test results... Pregnant Test

Posted by lookingtolearn, 2 Replies
Hello,

I asked this questions in the Ask the Experts area but received no response so I will try you helpful people.

My wife is pregnant and during her 10 week appointment did a routine HIV screening. The results were: Repeatedly Reactive Elisa,... Read more »

For anyone worried about false negative results.

Posted by JOHN_IN_LONDON, 2 Replies
PERT assay for plasma RNA HIV-1
A new assay, called the product-enhanced reverse transcriptase (PERT) assay, provides a more accurate method of detecting plasma RNA HIV-1 compared with the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay. Dr. Jurg Boni and... Read more »