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Low carb diet yield false positive Elisa?

Hello Doctor. I was recently tested for hiv via Orasure in my neighborhood health clinic. I was called into the office last Thursday for the results and was shocked when I was told my elisa test was repeatedly reactive but the western blot was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Low-carb diets would not affect HIV test results. Anti-carbohydrate antibodies have absolutely nothing to do with the Atkin's diet (as you probably surmised when you Read more »

False Positive Elisa?

Hi - My husband recently had to have bloodwork done and his Elisa came back positive (repeatedly... Read more »
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Early Expiration May Be Cause of Unusually High False-Positive Rates on OraQuick Rapid HIV Tests, Study Finds

...Thank you. Reference Facente S, Dowling T, Vittinghoff E, Sykes D, Colfax G. False positive rate of rapid oral fluid HIV tests increases as kits near expiration date. In: Program and abstracts of the 16th Conference on Retroviruses and... Read more »
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Can I move on??

Posted by jcalex71
...Western Blot. As I mentioned I tested negative via the Western Blot, but I haver read that is not the right test for initial HIV testing because it has more false positives than ELISA so WB is only used to confirm a positive ELISA. Is the... 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 »

Likelihood of False Positive with ELISA?

Posted by jp976, 1 Reply
...positive for HIV on the ELISA test. It was a blood test performed at my doctor's office. The doctor said there is a chance it is a false positive. Somehow though, I feel inside that it isn't. Now I'm just waiting for the results of the Western... 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 Read more »