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False Negative Hiv Result

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Can herbs cause a false negative hiv test result?

If you are taking herbs, and then get tested for hiv, is it possible for the herbs to cause a false negative hiv test result?
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Not to my knowledge. Read more »

False negative on rapid HIV test (oral)

Quick question/story. Yesterday I went to a local clinic to have a rapid hiv test done just to... Read more »

Causes of False Negative HIV Antibody Test

Hi Dr. Bob,Before anything else, I just want to thank you for your awesome job in this website. You... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...in batches, so you may have to wait one to two weeks for results. Beyond the Window Period ELISA tests are very rarely "false negative." This means if you have a negative test result, and you had met the Window Period guidelines after the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...cannot tell you if you have HIV infection. The sample you collect must be tested by a laboratory. Some special cases can give false or unclear results: Children born to HIV-positive mothers may have false positive antibody test results for... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...anywhere from two to eight weeks to make antibodies. If you are tested in this "window period," you may get an unclear result or a false negative. There is another type of test called the RNA test, which detects the virus directly. The RNA test... Read more »
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Hot Topics at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums, August 31, 2010

...Since I made such good progress after four weeks, shouldn't my viral load be undetectable by now?   What's the Deal With False-Negative HIV Tests? What is the likelihood of someone receiving a false-negative HIV test result? What could... Read more »
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Hiv pcr false negative and seroconversion

Posted by Seoulguy, 1 Reply
...I need some help. I am in Seoul and have had PCR and Antigen test at 7 weeks - both negative. However, my skin is changing rapidly - brown marks and cauliflower patterns - red dry knuckles and a rash on my face Read more »

Strep Throat & HIV????

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...be a early sign or symptom of ARS and I just haven't produced the antibodies yet? Secondly, could having strep throat cause a false negative result in the HIV antibody test. Thank you...... Read more »

Unsure test results

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...positive presence for hiv by doing the pcr test would it make sense to still do a hiv antibody test(elisa test) even though a negative result was received past the six month rule with no further exposures? Read more »

HIV seronegativity in persons with AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Atlanta,GA,USA Abstract: Background: Diagnosis of HIV infection and screening of blood donations are based on results of HIV EIA. False negative results in HIV EIA may delay diagnosis and therapy or compromise screening of blood donations. We... Read more »