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False Negative Elisa Hiv Test

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so ELISA tests NEVER give a false negative?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
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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 »

Help please.. Possible 2 False negative ELISA *DELETED*

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Confused false positive or false negative?

Posted by Xian, 1 Reply
Hi All,

Please help with my story and results.

I had unprotected vaginal sex April 9th,2014. I was male.

Tested on May 2,2014(24 days - 3.4 weeks) - blood was drawn and sent to local lab.
Hiv1/2 antibody( should be 3rd gen elisa)w reflex.
The antibody... Read more »

False negative tests...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I had an encounter with a woman who's HIV status I haven't been able to find out because a couple of months after our encounter she skipped town and her family say they don't have her phone number! I feel I was probably hustled, but that's another... Read more »
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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 »

False Negatives (ELISA) and HIV-2

Doctor, Thank you for providing an invaluable and highly appreciated service. I have two questions: 1. The ELISA test can return a 'false negative' if the test is done too soon. The second time is after the body no longer is producing the...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. When a person is infected with HIV, it cantake up to 6 months to show positive on the test (Average = 25 days, usualtime = 3 months, maximum time at 99% accuracy = 6 months). If a person getstested prior to 6... Read more »

False Negatives (ELISA) and HIV-2

Doctor, Thank you for providing an invaluable and highly appreciated service. I have two questions: 1. The ELISA test can return a 'false negative' if the test is done too soon. The second time is after the body no longer is producing the...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. When a person is infected with HIV, it cantake up to 6 months to show positive on the test (Average = 25 days, usualtime = 3 months, maximum time at 99% accuracy = 6 months). If a person getstested prior to 6... 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 antibody production - this raises the question whether they can cause false negative HIV ELISA tests. I am on 20 mgs of Remeron per night, 10 mgs. of...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
I have no reason to believe that these medications could cause a false negative on the ELISA test. The ELISA test is highly sensitive, and very unlikly to miss a true HIV antibody response. The main question in testing is making sure enough time... Read more »
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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

San Francisco, NYC Report False Positives From OraQuick Oral HIV Test; CDC to Issue Advisory Recommending Additional Test

CDC this week will issue a public health advisory recommending that all HIV-positive results from OraSure Technologies ' oral, rapid HIV tests be followed up by the company's rapid "finger stick" test after reports of an "unusual" number of... 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 »