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Hiv Elisa False Positive Causes

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Low carb diet yield false positive Elisa?

Hello Doctor. I was recently tested for hiv via Orasure in my neighborhood health clinic. I was called into the office last Thursday for the results and was shocked when I was told my elisa test was repeatedly reactive but the western blot was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Low-carb diets would not affect HIV test results. Anti-carbohydrate antibodies have absolutely nothing to do with the Atkin's diet (as you probably surmised when Read more »

False positive elisa in a pregnant mother twice; how to determine the etiology

I am a pediatrician and I came across a newborn born to a mother whose HIV elisa was positive but... Read more »

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... Read more »
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Early Expiration May Be Cause of Unusually High False-Positive Rates on OraQuick Rapid HIV Tests, Study Finds

...December 2007, who had either an initial HIV negative result or a preliminary positive result on the test that was proved to be a false positive after confirmation with an IFA [immunofluorescent assay] or a Western Blot. 1 Shelley... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...the Window Period guidelines after the last potential exposure, you are really HIV negative. An ELISA test may rarely be "false positive." False positive ELISA results can occur if someone is tested right after events that temporarily ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...tested by a laboratory. Some special cases can give false or unclear results: Children born to HIV-positive mothers may have false positive antibody test results for several months because mothers pass many types of infection-fighting... 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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Likelihood of False Positive with ELISA?

Posted by jp976, 1 Reply
...positive for HIV on the ELISA test. It was a blood test performed at my doctor's office. The doctor said there is a chance it is a false positive. Somehow though, I feel inside that it isn't. Now I'm just waiting for the results of the Western... Read more »

Pregnant and False- positive

Posted by pregnant2009, 3 Replies
...some research online that pregnant ladies are more likely to get false-positive result. So i just want tell ppl who get first elisa positive: dont panic, They do have false-positive result. Wait until u get the second elisa done as well as the... 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) that was Read more »

Question about false positive ........

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does anyone know whether physical illness or certain medication such as penicillin could result in a false positive? How accurate is the Elisa considering it only tests for antibodies rather than the actual virus? I'm considering getting tested Read more »