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False Negative NAT At 4 Months

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can you get a false negative result 12 month+ poss exposure?

Hi doc, I was possibly exposed 2 hiv in sept 2008, during the next 6 month I had geo tongue, oral ulcers, diarheah, swollen glands in neck , I then took 3 mirates home tests over the next 6 month period, all negative, but I doubt there reliability...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your repeatedly negative HIV tests, including your most recent negative test at the GUM clinic which was over a year out from your potential exposure, Read more »

The Flu and False Positve HIV Results (FLU SHOT AND FALSE POSITIVE HIV TEST)

I was reading your archives and came across a question about the correlation between false... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...plan early treatment and intervention, improving your chances of slowing down the progression of HIV disease. If you test negative, you may feel less anxious. By knowing your status, you can find out whether or not you can infect... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...takes from three weeks to two months for your immune system to produce HIV antibodies. During this "window period" you can test negative for HIV even if you are infected. If you think you were exposed to HIV, you should wait for two months... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pregnancy and HIV

...continue to test positive. If they are not infected, the mother's antibodies will eventually disappear. The babies will test negative after about 12 to 18 months. What About the Mother's Health? Recent studies show that HIV-positive women... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...HIV, medical care and certain drugs given during pregnancy can lower the chance of passing HIV to her baby. If you test HIV-negative you can take steps to stay that way. You can also avoid unnecessary worrying. What Tests Are Available? If... Read more »
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False Neg's

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...My fiance and I both tested negative via Home Access. His test was about 16 months after sex with his ex and mine was about 6 months after sex with my ex. Read more »

16 months

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...as reliable if you were to get tested through a clinic or Dr.'s office? My personal window period was 16 months and I tested negative... could the test have been wrong? Do they give false neg's that long after? 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? Read more »

PCR FALSE NEG

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...pcr performed. I am just wondering, i understand there is a 3% chance for false positive but what are the chances for a false negative? Anyone have any info on this? Thanks. Read more »