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Hiv False Negative And Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

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Women and HIV/AIDS

...to develop Kaposi's sarcoma or KS (a cancer-like disease caused by a herpesvirus) Women tend to be diagnosed with HIV later in their disease than men andfewer women than men are getting HIV treatment. This can have a negative impacton women's health. Women may postpone medical care and treatment due to anumber of barriers including: Limited access to health care due to lack of insurance and/or transportation Unstable housing...
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Monoclonal B Lymphocytosis and HIV testing

Hi doctor Robert! I am from Portugal. I was diagnosed with Monoclonal B Lymphocytosis on August of 2008 after a regular annual blood checking. A total lymphocyte count of 4,400 was found at that time. I underwent a flow cytometry and there was 1,777...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...address your question. However, since the lymphocytosis is monoclonal, I doubt it would interfere with HIV test results. Certainly false-negative results would not be anticipated. False-positive results could be checked using a qualitative HIV... Read more »

CLL (chronic lymphocytic leukemia) related complications: Is it time to treat?

I'm writting on behalf of a close relative who suffers from chronic lymphcytic leukemia (CLL) for 6 years now. He is 59 and always had relatively stable white count (10.000 leukocytes, with 60-70% lymphocytes), thus making a non-agressive form of...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...be treated. They respond very very well to chemotherapy so that there is really no reason to surgically remove them. Since chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a systemic disease (i.e. typically involves many portions of the body), there is no... Read more »

AIDS and Chronic lymphocytic leukemia

I have a patient 53 y/o female, with a stable 6 years relationship with a boy friend who she did now was hiv + all along and they had unprotected sex. Two years ago he became sick with AIDS and since then is stable on triple therapy. She has been...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...I think in this case, her chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and her boyfriend's HIV status are just a coincidence. I am not aware of any association between HIV and CLL. (There Read more »

Could Hydrocortisone 2.5% Lotion Cause a False Negative HIV test

I put this lotion on my daughter twice a day for three days before I took an Oraquick HIV test. I got it on my hands each time, so could this have caused a false negative?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Nope!Dr. Bob Read more »
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Hiv pcr false negative and seroconversion

Posted by Seoulguy, 1 Reply
...I need some help. I am in Seoul and have had PCR and Antigen test at 7 weeks - both negative. However, my skin is changing rapidly - brown marks and cauliflower patterns - red dry knuckles and a rash on my face and test. Read more »

face it, there are false negatives

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Face it...there are false negatives I know of a number of people who have had repeated hiv Elisa tests come back negative over a period of years only to Read more »

Any False Negative RNA PCR?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...my missuse of this forum. But I really need to hear from anyone who tried to use the PCR to figure out their status and had false negative prior to tesing +. I concerned about the HIV RNA PCR ultrasensitive <50 quant. Read more »

Chances of false negative elisa???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Tested negative almost 5 months (145 days) after exposure and got a negative elisa. What are the chances that this is a false negative? Read more »