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False negatives, rare strains, etc.

Hi Dr Erik,I'm hoping you can help me as I've been troubled for sometime now with the conflict of symptoms and test results I'm having.My story goes that I had drunken and unprotected sex with an african sex worker in Germany almost 6...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,Sorry to hear that you've been experiencing this level of discomfort for so long.. I'm unclear if you tested through to six months are the unprotected sex.. if you did, then we know you're not even one of... Read more »

False-negative and false-negative tests?

I work for an AIDS service organization answering HIV-related health questions. This one has... Read more »

False negative HIV test with KS-HIV?

I took EIA tests (This is a test for HIV), which were negative, about 18 months after the possible... Read more »
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Rare HIV Transmission Changed Transplant Practice

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New York City Resident Diagnosed With Rare Strain of Multi-Drug Resistant HIV That Rapidly Progresses to AIDS

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so ELISA tests NEVER give a false negative?

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

False negative tests...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I had an encounter with a woman who's HIV status I haven't been able to find out because a couple of months after our encounter she skipped town and her family say they don't have her phone number! I feel I was probably hustled, but that's another... Read more »

subtypes M N O y vih 3 false negative

Posted by mariana, 2 Replies
HIV subtypes are not detectable by ELISA ... I have read Dr Steve say that the fourth-generation ELISA does not detect p 24 subtypes such as type 1 and MNO fail 40 to 60% detection by giving false negatives HIV2.

The latter is another specialist... Read more »

1 in 250 chance of false negative

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
The following is from memory so please feel free to correct me if the following info is wrong

The tests that we are taking are 99.9% accurate, false positives accrue more often than false negatives I seem to remember from somewhere that when you... Read more »