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Hep C False Positive

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Chances of False Positive Hep C test?

HeyMy boyfriend and I have been together for 2 years and at the beginning when we were dating, he told me he tested positive for hepatitis c, but then said that a re-test said he was negative and that the doctors were sure he was negaitive. But...he...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...100% sure that he had never shared needles, cotton, or cookers...then I would check a RIBA test to see if the antibody was a false positive test.Persons who never share ANY equipment - needles OR cookers OR cotton, are not at risk for HCV.... Read more »

Double false positive HepC HIV

I recently tested positive for HepC but then negative per RIBA and PCR. Then I tested positive for... Read more »

Hepatitus c and false positive.

I donated blood and received a letter saying positive for hep c(anti-hcv). They performed the riba... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

... What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line What Is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

... Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? If so, this brochure answers somebasic questions about Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Questions and Answers: False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests

... What is the significance of the reported increases in false positives when using the oral fluid HIV test in New York City sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics? It is important to keep in mind 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 »
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Positive for Hep C and now worried about HIV

Posted by Worrywart28, 2 Replies
...bisexual male but I have never used drugs and have always used protected sex. I don't see how I could have possibly have gotten HEP C but now this is making me worried about my HIV results. Anyone know how common is it to get a false positive on... Read more »

I tested Positive, My boyfriend didnt, False positive?

Posted by ruraltgwoman, 1 Reply
I tested positive for HIV on 12/10. My boyfriend just got his results back today 12/21. His results came back negative. We have been having unprotected sex for the last 4 years and have been together for 5. I have only been wih him during that... Read more »

Pregnant and False- positive

Posted by pregnant2009, 3 Replies
I am 9month pregnant and two weeks ago my Ob doctor ordered me a HIV test. Last week the result came in and it was positive. Then he took my blood again to confirm. I was shocked by the result. I didn't know whether the new born baby... Read more »

Reasons for a false-positive?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...genital herpes but haven't had an outbreak in quite a long time (when I had them, they were always quite tame). My mother has hep C but it's not certain whether I do or not -- could this also cause a false-positive test? Thank you! Read more »