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Hiv False Negative

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Causes of False Negative HIV Antibody Test

Hi Dr. Bob,Before anything else, I just want to thank you for your awesome job in this website. You truly are a good man. Anyway, I just want to clarify something. Last November 11, I had my one year mark HIV test which thankfully turned out non...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...they were never alive. Antibodies are proteins made by the body's immune system in response to a particular stimulus such as HIV. These proteins circulate freely in the blood. There is no need to refrigerate an HIV-antibody blood test. So relax... Read more »

Could Hep A&B Vaccination Cause False Negative HIV Antibody Test?

Dear Dr. Frascino, I'd like to say I've been through a whole lot of sites and I can say without a... Read more »

Anemia as cause of false HIV negative.

Hello Doctor. Hope you are doing well. My question is the following: Is it possible for an... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...plan early treatment and intervention, improving your chances of slowing down the progression of HIV disease. If you test negative, you may feel less anxious. By knowing your status, you can find out whether or not you can infect... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...takes from three weeks to two months for your immune system to produce HIV antibodies. During this "window period" you can test negative for HIV even if you are infected. If you think you were exposed to HIV, you should wait for two months... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Testing in Kenya Could Decrease Following Study About Rapid Tests, Health Minister Says

...coverage in Kenya over the weekend, found that using a single rapid test could lead to false positives. The study said that HIV-negative people could be told mistakenly that they are HIV-positive if testing centers do not adhere to national... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...HIV, medical care and certain drugs given during pregnancy can lower the chance of passing HIV to her baby. If you test HIV-negative you can take steps to stay that way. You can also avoid unnecessary worrying. What Tests Are Available? If... 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 »

HIV PCR By RNA test

Posted by mobieorly123, 1 Reply
...What's the deal with that test, its supposed to give you a positive or negative after 28 days of any kind of sexual contact, reliable test? I know esmerelda is going to call me a retarded hypocondriac so Read more »

Any False Negative RNA PCR?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...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 »

answers needed thanks so very much

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...reliablilty of a Pro Viral DNA by PCR Qualatative taken after the 28 day recommended period. Would it be safe to assume no HIV was the cause for symptoms if the test was NOT DETECTED at that time no matter the severity of symtpoms. I have read... Read more »