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false positive Elisa

I was date raped a year ago. I took a HIV test at 60 and 90 days and both came out negative. At 71/2 months I took another test because I came down with genital herpes. The HIV test at 71/2 months was a reative Elisa and a negative western blot. So...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,A reactive ELISA and negative Western Blot test is considered to be a negative HIV test. ELISAs can be reactive for a variety of reasons other than HIV causing false positive results, including the detection of nonspecific cross-reacting... Read more »

Elisa Results +ve and reactive (FALSE POSITIVE ELISA AND PREGNANCY)

Dear Rob,I am 37 year old happily married man and have been married for more than eight years. We... Read more »

hsv 2 positive hiv false positive (SENSITIVITY VERSUS SPECIFICITY, 2011)

I was diagnosed with hsv 2 in April, my IgG was 1.84 & my IgM was 1.48. I was tested back in... Read more »
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Herpes Zoster Vaccine Safe and Effective in HIV-Positive People

Encouraging results were presented from the ACTG A5247 study on the use of two doses of a live varicella zoster virus (VZV) vaccine (Zostavax, Merck) in almost 400 HIV positive people who were VZV positive or who had herpes zoster (HZ)/shingles... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

MMWR Report Examines False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests

"False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests --- New York City, 2005--2008 ," Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report : MMWR examines recent increase in the number of false-positive HIV test results in oral fluid testing with OraSure Technologies '... 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 that overall oral fluid tests have performed well.... Read more »
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 »
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Likelihood of False Positive with ELISA?

Posted by jp976, 1 Reply
Last Januaury I had unprotected anal sex in which the man ejaculated inside me. I was so nervous that I didn't have the guts to tell him to wear a condom. I just found out yesterday that I tested positive for HIV on the ELISA test. It was a blood... Read more »

Confused false positive or false negative?

Posted by Xian, 1 Reply
Hi 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 »

Help please.. Possible 2 False negative ELISA *DELETED*

Posted by deletemyaccount, 1 Reply
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so ELISA tests NEVER give a false negative?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Is this statement correct? Read more »