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Hiv Testing Errors

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HIV test claimed to be "lab error"

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Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,No, doctors have no reason to lie to you. Laboratories do indeed make mistakes and a callback for another blood draw is not an uncommon occurrence. As the old saying goes, "Manure Occureth!" (even in laboratories Read more »

mistake in hiv testing

hi Dr. can it possible that any mistake is occur during hiv testing? which are they?also can the... Read more »

HIV Testing. Big mistake in San Fran

Hello Dr Bob.Hi im an east coast idiot who got alittle to excited in Cali and visited an asian... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Maryland: Three Resign in Wake of Hospital Lab Errors in HIV Testing

...director of the hospital's lab and the department of pathology. In reviews prompted by concerns over the validity of hundreds of HIV and hepatitis C lab tests conducted at the hospital between June 2002 and August 2003, the Maryland Department of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

VA Patient Tests HIV-Positive After Clinic Mistake

...The VA said it is still looking into whether veterans treated at its other 150 hospitals may have been exposed due to the same mistake prior to a nationwide infection control training effort. The department is certain the sanitization error was... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...someone has been infected with HIV because they are much more expensive than an antibody test. They also have a slightly higher error rate. In 2010 the FDA approved a new blood test that detects both antibodies to HIV and HIV antigens (pieces of... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...that temporarily stimulate the immune system, such as viral infections or immunizations. They could also occur because of lab error, or because of the test's very high sensitivity , discussed below. For these reasons, positive ELISA results... Read more »
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testing info

Posted by Anonymous
...someone has been infected with HIV because they are much more expensive than an antibody test. They also have a slightly higher error rate. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WHAT DOES IT MEAN IF I... Read more »

BRITON - CLEARS HIV FROM HIS SYSTEM

Posted by Survivor, 3 Replies
...no mix-up in the identity of the patient and the HIV tests, but said she did not know whether there could have been any other error in the original test. FAITH, HOPE FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE Read more »

Vaginal infections and HIV ?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Before starting my relation with my boyfriend, both were tested for HIV and other STD, but when we gave up the condom I started suffering from candidal infections. Can I relate it to HIV ? Weve been Read more »

test results

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Does anyone know of test result errors? I tested negative.....long after the window period. Are lab results accurate these days? Or do you know of people who labs Read more »