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Hiv Rapid Testing False Positive

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

MMWR Report Examines False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests

"False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests --- New York City, 2005--2008 ," Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report : MMWR examines recent increase in the number of false-positive HIV test results in oral fluid testing with OraSure Technologies '... 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 that overall oral fluid tests have performed well.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Overview of False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) describes "False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid Tests, New York City 2005-2008" in the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control's (CDC's) June 18, 2008 Morbidity and Mortality... Read more »
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False Positive? Uni-gold rapid test

Dr Bob,Thanks for all the work you do; you really are moving the fight forward. I have donated and plan to keep donating. Can you respond to me one more time, please?Quick question, I have had a sore throat that I have not been able to shake. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your HIV-acquisition risk is remote at best. Your negative Uni-Gold finger-prick rapid tests at 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 12 and 24 months are definitive, conclusive and highly excessive.Your recent positive OraSure Oral HIV-1/2 must be a false-positive... Read more »

FalseRE: Positive? Uni-gold rapid test

Dr. Bob,Thanks for answering my question and to no surprise "YOU ARE RIGHT AGAIN".The ENT didn't find any thrush just post nasal drip and GERD. My GP ELISA results came back non-reactive (Woo-Hoo)!! What a rough couple of days. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,WOO-HOO! Thanks for writing back and sharing your good news. I agree the counseling would be a good idea. Irrational fear is extremely uncomfortable and debilitating! Be well. Stay well.Dr. BobFalse Positive? Uni-gold rapid testOct 7, 2008 Dr... Read more »

False negative on rapid HIV test (oral)

Quick question/story. Yesterday I went to a local clinic to have a rapid hiv test done just to ease my mind. No known exposure ever in my life. Tested neg in 2005 and had my child in 2007 who is fine and healthy. Since getting pregnant only 3...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You did not have a "false negative" test but rather a "false positive" test! Your first test showing a "faint line" should not have been read as positive. Your negative HIV status was confirmed and reconfirmed by... Read more »

one positive rapid test followed by 10 negative rapid test..

Dear sir i am very much thankful to your forum. My question is i had unprotected frottage with a sex girl in bangkok. When i returened to india i took two rapid test at 3rd and 6th week after exposure and the results came back negative. AT...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Frottage is not considered a risk for HIV transmission/acquisition.Your positive eight-week test was undoubtedly a "false positive," as evidenced by your multiple subsequent negative tests. You've had 10 negative rapid tests... Read more »
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Rapid test if it said positive then I am positive?

Posted by endlsskys, 1 Reply
The health care officials said they have never seen a rapid test they have done come back with a false positive 100% are always positive. So if my test is positive with a very light line then chances are I am positive right? THey told me that they... Read more »

Opinion please 4 false negative rapid tests???

Posted by Jim25, 1 Reply
Hi all.
In September 2011 i had a high risk exposure with vaginal sex for about 3 minutes will on holidays. 2 weeks later i got severe headaches, sore on my anus for 2 days, loss of appetite and 1 white spot on my inner lip.

I took a rapid test after... 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 that I am not HIV negative, I just had one oral... Read more »

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 negative.. They had me return for an additional elisa 6 months past last "exposure" also... Read more »