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Hiv Antibody False Positive

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what cases false positives on eliza test? (FALSE POSITIVE)

I know that the Eliza tests can be falsely positive, but I havent been able to find out anything about the things making it so. I have just gotten a positive on the eliza and a negative on the western blot, my previous 2 partners within the last 3...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Joe,First of all, a positive ELISA plus negative Western Blot is considered a negative HIV screening test. Next, a positive ELISA plus negative Western Blot does not in any way, shape or form "indicate some other nasty problem." Yes, you are... Read more »

ONE QUICK QUESTION! **H1N1 Vaccine and False Positives?**

Hi Dr. Bob,I had an H1N1 vaccination in mid December. Could this cause a false positive on an HIV... Read more »

Can drinking HIV infected urine transfer hiv antibodies?

resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum." Can drinking large amounts of urine from an HIV... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Overview of False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests

...comparisons of the sensitivity and specificity of currently approved rapid HIV tests can be found on the FDA-Approved Rapid HIV Antibody Screening Tests page. Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? What Are HIV Antibody Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...In the US, call the National AIDS Hotline, (800) 342-2437. The most common HIV test is a blood test. Newer tests can detect HIV antibodies in mouth fluid (not the same as saliva), a scraping from inside the cheek, or urine. "Rapid" HIV test... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

OraQuick Oral HIV Test Produces Higher Number of False Positives Than Expected, Study Finds

... OraSure Technologies ' OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test produced more false positive results than expected when administered to patients in the emergency department at Brigham and Women's Hospital , according Read more »
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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 Read more »

Can PCR Amplify Antibodies?

Posted by ethan_hines, 1 Reply
...amplify HIV Antibodies. I ask this question because I know that during the "window" period (0~6months) a person tests negative for HIV antibodys since there may be antibodies but not in significant quantity to dectect.EH 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 »

HIV and B19

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Dear all, could the simultaneous exposure to HIV and B19 virus delay the production of antibodies for HIV so that after 8 weeks I would still result negative with Elisa, despite symptoms of ARS started already at week 3 after exposure? And in the... Read more »