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False Postive Hiv Test

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Can anemia or fatigue cause a false postive HIV test??

Hi Dr.Frascino,I had an exposure that is extremely low risk, or even non-existant. I called an HIV/Aids line and they told me it is not even worth worring about, however I will go and get a test at 3 months, but I was wondering if having anemia or...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Julie,Neither anemia nor a low iron count would affect HIV test results.Good luck.Dr. Bob Read more »

The Flu and False Positve HIV Results (FLU SHOT AND FALSE POSITIVE HIV TEST)

I was reading your archives and came across a question about the correlation between false... Read more »

Still need testing, worried and depressed (FALSE POSTIVE HIV PCR)

Hi Dr Bob, I tested positive with PCR with viral load being 400 count/ml(400 being the lower limit ... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Avoid Unapproved Home HIV Test Kits, Could Yield False Results: Health Canada

...said it will respond appropriately. In the meantime, Canadian consumers should not purchase Clean Testing or similar at-home HIV test kits from the Internet or other sources, Health Canada said. Those who have used a home HIV test kit should... 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

...New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said its STI clinics have switched to OraSure's OraQuick ADVANCE Rapid HIV Test that screens blood (Health department release, 6/18). The OraQuick test requires users to swab their gums 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 rapid HIV tests to their clients, including the need to confirm reactive rapid tests. Additional Resources MMWR:... Read more »
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 rapid HIV tests to report to the manufacturer and to CDC any false positive (or false negative) results. All providers that... Read more »
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I can't find answer??

Posted by maleki, 1 Reply
Can anyone help me.. I tested positive through an oraquick test at my local clinic... All the follow tests were negative. I even told my doctor about it who tested me agin (just to be safe) and told me to move on. I though i did. But I'm worried... Read more »

Can HIV antibodies cross react in a herpes test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi folks, I am wondering if HIV antibodies can be mistakenly be picked up by HSV-2 IgG ELISA. This may cause false positive for HSV-2. ELISA (even for HSV-2) being a more sensitive test as compared to specific has been always known to throw 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) Read more »

hiv viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
took hiv viral load after 6 months exposure they did the old hiv viral load not the one that can detect down to 20 copies hiv viral load <400. would your viral load be over 400 after 6 months exposure? Read more »