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False Negatives And Hiv

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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 truly are a good man. Anyway, I just want to clarify something. Last November 11, I had my one year mark HIV test which thankfully turned out non...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...they were never alive. Antibodies are proteins made by the body's immune system in response to a particular stimulus such as HIV. These proteins circulate freely in the blood. There is no need to refrigerate an HIV-antibody blood test. So relax... Read more »

Could Hep A&B Vaccination Cause False Negative HIV Antibody Test?

Dear Dr. Frascino, I'd like to say I've been through a whole lot of sites and I can say without a... 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 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 »
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FAQs About HIV Testing From TheBody.com's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...symptoms on the internet. HIV Testing Will my fever affect my HIV test results? Could my autoimmune disease cause a false positive HIV test result? Why can't a rapid HIV test be read past the 20-minute mark? Does alcohol affect... Read more »
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Negative HIV Antibody Test Results Among People Treated During Acute/Early Infection

...It is a scenario that keeps the worried well worried: the possibility of a false negative HIV antibody test. Since HIV screening began, it has been acknowledged that false negative results do occur with ELISA 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 »

HIV PCR By RNA test

Posted by mobieorly123, 1 Reply
...What's the deal with that test, its supposed to give you a positive or negative after 28 days of any kind of sexual contact, reliable test? I know esmerelda is going to call me a retarded hypocondriac Read more »

HIV/HepB Coinfection and test implications

Posted by Anonymous
...which I have read is a symptom of HepB. My question for anyone knowledgeable out there, is:- Can a Hep B infection cause a false negative HIV test? Especially at 6/7 weeks, and if so what level of probability? Im running out of ideas as to... Read more »

multiple infections

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...If you get syphillis hiv and hep c can that delay antibodies to hiv ? and can your syphillis blood test be false negative if you do have hiv? Read more »