False Negative Rapid Hiv Test

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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 ease my mind. No known exposure ever in my life. Tested neg in 2005 and had my child in 2007 who is fine and healthy. Since getting pregnant only 3...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You did not have a "falsenegative" test but rather a "false positive" test! Your first test showing a "faint line" should not have been read as positive. Read more »

can there be false positives results

hello docotor I am confused about false postives and if diagnosed with hiv can there still be false... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Questions and Answers: False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests

...strategies to minimize false-positive test results. CDC also encourages All jurisdictions and organizations that use rapidHIV tests to report to the manufacturer and to CDC any false positive (or falsenegative) results. All providers that... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

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Early Expiration May Be Cause of Unusually High False-Positive Rates on OraQuick Rapid HIV Tests, Study Finds

...Thank you. Reference Facente S, Dowling T, Vittinghoff E, Sykes D, Colfax G. False positive rate of rapid oral fluid HIV tests increases as kits near expiration date. In: Program and abstracts of the 16th Conference on Retroviruses and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Overview of False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests

...number of false positive results. CDC also recommends that all providers clearly describe the strengths and weaknesses of rapidHIV tests to their clients, including the need to confirm reactive rapid tests. Additional Resources MMWR:... Read more »
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