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Pregnant with 3rd child and HIV false positive

This is my 3rd child and I went to take the usual blood work. My Elisa test came back positive, however, my western blot came back negative. I know from your answers to the other questions regarding the same thing has come back that they are not...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I would suggest you ask your obstetrician to consult with an HIV specialist rather than a blood specialist.A qualitative HIV PCR DNA test can be helpful in sorting out confusing HIV-antibody Read more »

Can dengue fever or tetanus shot cause HIV false positive?

Hello Dr. Frascino. About 1 month ago I returned from a trip to Nicaragua where I was stung in the... Read more »

HBIG shot and HIV false positive

Dear Dr.I recently had an HBIG shot after a high risk exposure to Hep B - I am a non responder to... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York City STI Clinics Stop Use of Oral Fluid With HIV Tests Because of Rate of False Positives

...stopped using oral fluid with OraSure Technologies ' OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test because of an increased rate of false positives, Bloomberg reports. According to city health officials, the rate of false positives from the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

OraQuick Oral HIV Test Produces Higher Number of False Positives Than Expected, Study Finds

... OraSure Technologies ' OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test produced more false positive results than expected when administered to patients in the emergency department at Brigham and Women's Hospital , according Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center Discontinues Use of OraQuick Oral HIV Test After False-Positive Results

...tests in San Francisco and New York City. The OraQuick test using blood from a finger stick has not had comparable issues with false positives ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 12/12). Quentin O'Brien, director of health and mental health... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Clinics Using OraQuick Oral HIV Test Reporting Rates of False-Positive Results Within Limits on Label, OraSure Announces

...at 14 public health clinics in the city in 2005, 49 HIV-positive results from OraQuick oral tests later were determined to be false positives. In addition, New York City Assistant Health Commissioner Susan Blank said the city recorded 30... Read more »
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Am I being ridiculous? Hiv false positive scare

Posted by belk13, 7 Replies
...Hello.. i tested "false positive" at the local clinic with an ora-sure rapid hiv 1/2 kit.. they immediatley followed it up with a second test (elisa) that was Read more »

hiv false positive

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...am negative? I heard in many countries like UK there is no western blot test also. So how can I console myself that I am not HIV negative, I just had one oral sex with low risk girl. I am very worried. All the above tests I took after 8... Read more »

hiv false positive?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My girlfriend tested positive on elisa at two labs.But both the labs separately send it for western blot to the same lab, The two western blot reports came back negative, Do we need to worry. I also on receiving the elisa report of my girlfriend ... Read more »

Pregnant and False- positive

Posted by pregnant2009, 3 Replies
... I am 9month pregnant and two weeks ago my Ob doctor ordered me a HIV test. Last week the result came in and it was positive. Then he took my blood again to confirm. I was shocked by the result. Read more »