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Hiv Elisa False Positive Causes

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causes false positive elisa

Hi Dr. Frascino,I tested positive on an ELISA test three weeks ago about October 4th. It was a routine check up not really concerned because I don't do IV drugs, or any other drugs for that matter. All my sexual encounters were protected, no...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You're a nursing student??? From the way you are behaving I would strongly suggest you hand in your white shoes and find a different career. You'll never become an effective nurse based on the way you are handling this situation!To... Read more »

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

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diabetes - false positive elisa test??

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

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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

San Francisco Clinics Getting High False-Positive Rate on Oral HIV Test

According to San Francisco Department of Public Health officials, analyses of more than 6,000 rapid-result oral HIV tests conducted in city public health clinics since spring found 47 positive results in patients who were negative in follow-up... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Overview of False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) describes "False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid Tests, New York City 2005-2008" in the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control's (CDC's) June 18, 2008 Morbidity and Mortality... 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 »

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 »

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 »