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False Negative At 3 Months With Symptoms

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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 »

two years false negative

I had a possible oral exposure three years ago and then some wisdome teeth pulled right after that... Read more »
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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 »
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...which influenza virus is responsible for the illness. And, 2.Influenza tests can occasionally give false positive and false negative results so it's possible that one of the test results were incorrect. This is more likely to happen when the... 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 »
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what are the chances

Posted by fearfulbear, 5 Replies
...I have had med risk about 6 months ago. Had a Oraquick saliva test done at 90 days neg, than had an Oraquick fingerstick at 6 months , again neg, what are the chances that these can be false neg, as i have been sick Read more »

Have symtoms after 3 weeks possible exposue

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...loose stools. then fever, night sweets, thrush, now have tingling in hands and feet and headaches. I went and tested a 3 weeks negative, six weeks negative, then the Doc did a quantative PCR and it came back negative a 7 weeks. Is this test... Read more »

face it, there are false negatives

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Face it...there are false negatives I know of a number of people who have had repeated hiv Elisa tests come back negative over a period of years only to Read more »

to jackie re false negatives

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...jackie Did you have false negatives prior to the 8 week positive. Are there a lot of false negatives during ARS? How about false negatives 2 or 3 weeks after Read more »