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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 »

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 »

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

Thanks you very much Dr.Bob for answering my question. Do you have any recommendation for me to see... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Supervised Blood-Based Self-Sample Collection and Rapid Test Performance: A Valuable Alternative to the Use of Saliva by HIV Testing Programs With No Medical or Nursing Staff

Some saliva-based HIV testing initiatives, the authors wrote, "have resulted in an unacceptable percentage of false positives," while in many countries doctors or nurses are required for blood-based HIV testing programs. In the current study, the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Thirty Percent of HIV-Postive Women in New York Get "Late" Diagnosis

New York state health officials say that approximately 30 percent of the state's women who are newly diagnosed with HIV receive an AIDS diagnosis at the same time or soon after their initial diagnosis. According to New York State Commissioner of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Six Testing Sites Discontinue Use of OraQuick Oral HIV Test as FDA, CDC Investigate False-Positive Results

At least six testing sites in San Francisco, New York City and Los Angeles earlier this month discontinued use of OraSure Technologies ' oral OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test, as CDC and FDA investigate reports of an abnormal number of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

San Francisco, NYC Report False Positives From OraQuick Oral HIV Test; CDC to Issue Advisory Recommending Additional Test

CDC this week will issue a public health advisory recommending that all HIV-positive results from OraSure Technologies ' oral, rapid HIV tests be followed up by the company's rapid "finger stick" test after reports of an "unusual" number of... Read more »
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Recently tested postive, symptomatic, scared

Posted by newlander, 5 Replies
Hey all

I recently went in to test for HIV four years after what i thought was low risk, tested to six weeks neg and stopped like an idiot. Now I tested positive after lymph glands going up and weight loss. I'm goint to get the Viral Load test and... Read more »

Just tested Postive and less than 9 months left on school to become Nurse Practioner

Posted by lostnstl314, 3 Replies
I just found out yesterday that i am positive for hiv. I have never been sick and also have used condoms with previous partners. I am lost for a answer, but honestly cant dwell on why but to move forward. I donated blood and found out that way. I... Read more »

Symptoms and postive test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How long after you have symptoms will it take for your body to produce enough antibodies to show up positive? Read more »

Recently tested postive

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I just wanted to say that I recently tested positive. I thought I
was in the lowest category--I'm a heterosexual man of 44 who was
having a relationship with a woman of 40 for the last 6 months. I
got it from her.

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