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False Positive Hiv Screening

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chance of false positive HIV screening test

I tested positive during an hiv screening. Less than 2 years ago I had the gastric bypass.My physician says it may be from my nutritional deficiency. What is the chances of that being the case?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...gastric bypass surgery can cause a false-positive HIV test, the answer would be no; however, you could have a false-positive screening HIV test due to other factors. I always recommend a repeat test to confirm an HIV positive diagnosis.Good luck!... Read more »

HIV screening for donating blood (BLOOD DONATION, FALSE POSITIVE TEST 2009)

Dr. Bob, My sister recently tried to donate blood and was denied. She recieved a letter stating... Read more »

False Positive PCR (AN EXAMPLE OF WHY PCR TESTS SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR ROUTINE HIV SCREENING)

Dr BobActually the Lab called me that they had reconfirmed the test and its negative.I am feeling... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York City STI Clinics Stop Use of Oral Fluid With HIV Tests Because of Rate of False Positives

...stopped using oral fluid with OraSure Technologies ' OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test because of an increased rate of false positives, Bloomberg reports. According to city health officials, the rate of false positives from the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Overview of False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests

...(NYC) from March 2005 through May 2008. STD clinics in NYC using the oral fluid rapid test reported two episodic increases in false positive test results over the past four years. Because of the second episode of increases in false-positives... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

... Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Diagnostic Tests A. Antibody Tests 1. HIV-1 Antibody Screening Assays 2. HIV-1 Confirmatory Antibody Assays 3. HIV-2 Antibody Screening B. Viral Identification Assays 1. DNA Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Novel Immunoassay Suitable for Blood Donor Screening

...the authors noted. The HIV Combi had a specificity of 99.85 percent when used to test donated blood, with only 30 consistently false positives out of more than 10,000 samples. While not as fast as HIV reverse transcription-polymerase chain... Read more »
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pre employment drug screen

Posted by chrgd71, 2 Replies
...REALLY want. i have been on meds for 7 months now, sustiva/truvada. all the info i can find states that i will probably show a false positive because of the sustiva. has anyone else had to deal with this? how does one handle this? what do i do?... Read more »

initial screening positive but no antibodies?

Posted by dmvcc99, 1 Reply
...found in my blood. I am aware of the "window" period and that this can happen. However, my Dr. feels that signs point to a false positive due to my history.... Recently started dating a new girl that also recently had a HIV screening that was... Read more »

hiv false positive

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...am negative? I heard in many countries like UK there is no western blot test also. So how can I console myself that I am not HIV negative, I just had one oral sex with low risk girl. I am very worried. All the above tests I took after 8... Read more »

The 3d Generation Test and False Positives: Help!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Nichols Institute in California. I should know by Tuesday what the results are. Question: Are those tests likely to give false positives? Someone said they are so sensitive that they often need confirmatory tests, like a follow-up Western... Read more »