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Hiv Rapid Testing False Positive

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Whats the chances of positive western blot test results actually be a false positive??? (WESTERN BLOT TEST)

i just recently got tested positive with western blot hiv! in all areas that the doctors test for i am reactive in every catagorie!! all 3 of my partners in the last year and a half are all negative but me!! is it possible to be a fauls positive??
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV test! WB tests should only be run as a confirmatory test after someone has a repeatedly reactive (positive) ELISA, EIA or rapid test. There is also the possibility of a laboratory, technical or clerical error. I would recommend you be... Read more »

False Postitive (FALSE POSITIVE TESTS, SENSITIVITY VERSUS SPECIFICITY, 2010)

I was tested a few months ago for HIV and other STDS. Everything was great except for my HIV test... Read more »

Thanks(Breaking news (FALSE POSITIVE ORAQUICK TESTS)

thanks for your info. I would love to know, we you think after you read about it. The news was... Read more »
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Early Expiration May Be Cause of Unusually High False-Positive Rates on OraQuick Rapid HIV Tests, Study Finds

...cluster of false-positive results -- where the test was functioning as expected, and then all of a sudden we had a number of false positives. This particularly happened in late 2005, and we had the manufacturer come in, CDC [U.S. Centers for... Read more »
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 Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Overview of False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests

...(NYC) from March 2005 through May 2008. STD clinics in NYC using the oral fluid rapid test reported two episodic increases in false positive test results over the past four years. Because of the second episode of increases in false-positives... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

MMWR Report Examines False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests

...examines recent increase in the number of false-positive HIV test results in oral fluid testing with OraSure Technologies ' OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV-1/2 Antibody Test in the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene 's 10... 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 »

pinky does not have HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...PCR, it is a statistical impossibility. you had what may have been a faint marking on a the test which is most known for its false positives, not false negatives (and has been discontinued at some health clinics because of this). you ARE crazy... Read more »

NAT positive, but still have a question

Posted by paper_plane, 1 Reply
...I have a question, probably just me being in denial about this whole thing, but i went in for a rapid HIV test because the week before i got strep, went to the doctor and tested positive for it, and i knew that could be a sign Read more »

hiv false positive

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...does 2 positive elisas and negaive western blot and then negative rapid test indicated I am negative? I heard in many countries like UK there is no western blot test also. So how can I console myself Read more »