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False Positive Rapid Hiv Screen

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Poitive EIA test, negative rapid screening

Hi there, I had to do a routine HIV test for a VISA immigration procedure. The initial EIA test was positive. The lab followed that up with a rapid screening, which came out negative. Now, the blood has been sent for further testing (I assume for a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...as Western Blot tests can be performed within a matter of several days. Also, I should point out if you've had essentially no HIV risks, you have no reason to fear being HIV positive!Good luck!Dr. Bob Read more »

False positives and autoimmune diseases

Hi Dr. Franscino. Please answer this question. I will definitely be donating either way. I went... Read more »
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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 »
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 »
The Body PRO

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

...December 2007, who had either an initial HIV negative result or a preliminary positive result on the test that was proved to be a false positive after confirmation with an IFA [immunofluorescent assay] or a Western Blot. 1 Shelley... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...the Window Period guidelines after the last potential exposure, you are really HIV negative. An ELISA test may rarely be "false positive." False positive ELISA results can occur if someone is tested right after events that temporarily ... Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...that same population is truly infected, the test will produce two positive results (one from the infected individual, and one false positive). Therefore, if a positive result is produced when testing these 100 individuals, there is only a 50%... 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 »

Am I being ridiculous? Hiv false positive scare

Posted by belk13, 7 Replies
...Hello.. 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 Read more »

Such I get a second opinion?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...When waiting for a second test result. Should one consider a second opinion? Maybe 1st was false positive? would second test be false postive too from same place? So I consider a second opinion from a different place? Am real Read more »