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Hiv False Negative

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Hiv false negative test

Hello doctor, What if I was Hiv-positive and my viral load is undetectable as I've been eating really healthy, does that mean that when i take Hiv rapid test at this time, it would appear negative? that would means that it is false negative?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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Hello and thanks for posting.Since the HIV tests detect antibodies and not virus, having an undetectable viral load will not influence the result of the usual HIV tests-- so no, you won't have a false negative HIV test as a result of your... Read more »

late state of HIV is it possible a false negative?

About a year ago I was diagnosed with ITP. The hematologist ordered a bunch of tests and I asked... Read more »

Am Im infected with HIV due symptoms and false negatives test?

I had a true HIV expose due to a condom break with a female in Angola (West Africa). Reason I know... Read more »
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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 »
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Clinics Using OraQuick Oral HIV Test Reporting Rates of False-Positive Results Within Limits on Label, OraSure Announces

OraSure Technologies on Tuesday in a statement said most sites the company has contacted regarding issues with its oral OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test have reported rates of false-positive results within the expected limits that are... Read more »
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Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center Discontinues Use of OraQuick Oral HIV Test After False-Positive Results

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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. I am eating a high... Read more »

help please!will I be false negative for HIV RNA test if I'm on acyclovir

Posted by Kali999117, 1 Reply
Exactly a week after unprotected sex, I noticed symptoms of HSV and my physician confirmed it. I am taking acyclovir for that since past five days and its been 2weeks that I got infected. Now I'm thinking to get tested for HIV using HIV RNA test(... Read more »

Confused false positive or false negative?

Posted by Xian, 1 Reply
Hi All,

Please help with my story and results.

I had unprotected vaginal sex April 9th,2014. I was male.

Tested on May 2,2014(24 days - 3.4 weeks) - blood was drawn and sent to local lab.
Hiv1/2 antibody( should be 3rd gen elisa)w reflex.
The antibody... Read more »

false negatives?

Posted by Protus
Is it possible if you are infected with hiv and hepatitis, that when you receive your 3 month hiv test that it may be inaccurate?

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