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False Negative Hiv Test 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.

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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 »
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...WHEN SHOULD I GET TESTED? DO ANY TESTS WORK SOONER AFTER INFECTION? WHAT DOES IT MEAN IF I TEST POSITIVE? CAN I KEEP THE TEST RESULTS CONFIDENTIAL? HOW ACCURATE ARE THE TESTS? THE BOTTOM LINE ... Read more »

Test Accuracy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I've read all of the archives and posts and I understand that a pcr DNA HIV test is not a recommended test for diagnostic purposes according to the CDC primarily because of the risk of false positives and the Read more »

please help I think I have syphillis and hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...tested for HIV infection and vice versa. HIV-infected patients may have abnormal (unusually high, low, or fluctuating titers) test results. False-negative results or delayed seroconversion have been reported. Nevertheless, both TP and NT tests... Read more »

INCONCLUSIVE TEST RESULTS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...LOCATION. SO I TOLD MY FAMILY. THE NEXT DAY I WENT TO THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO DROP MY PARTNERS NAME BUT THEY TOLD ME THAT I TESTED NEGATIVE AND THAT I SHOULD GO GET A RAPID TEST DONE AT A CLINIC (NEGATIVE) MY DOCTOR TOLD ME TO COME IN FOR... Read more »