False Positive Rapid Hiv Screen
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,You did not have a "false negative" test but rather a "false positive" test! Your first test showing a "faint line" should not have been read as positive. Your negative HIV status was confirmed and reconfirmed by... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,If you are asking if a nutritional deficiency or 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... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,The purpose of HIV screening at blood donation sites is to protect the blood supply, not to diagnose HIV disease. The tests run at blood donation centers are very sensitive so that they won't miss any true infections. In the process they... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Repliesdoes 2 positive elisas and negaive western blot and then negative rapid test indicated I 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... Read more »
Posted by Xian, 1 ReplyHi All,
Please help with my story and results.
I had unprotected vaginal sex April 9th,2014. I was male.
Tested on May 2,2014(24 days - 3.4 weeks) - blood was drawn and sent to local lab.
Hiv1/2 antibody( should be 3rd gen elisa)w reflex.
The antibody... Read more »
Posted by belk13, 7 RepliesHello.. i tested "false positive" at the local clinic with an ora-sure rapid hiv 1/2 kit.. they immediatley followed it up with a second test (elisa) that was negative.. They had me return for an additional elisa 6 months past last "exposure" also... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesMy girlfriend tested positive on elisa at two labs.But both the labs separately send it for western blot to the same lab,
The two western blot reports came back negative,
Do we need to worry. I also on receiving the elisa report of my girlfriend ... Read more »
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