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Is False Negative Due To Coinfection Possible

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False-negative and false-negative tests?

I work for an AIDS service organization answering HIV-related health questions. This one has stumped me:A woman called to report that she first tested HIV-positive in December 1999 after having a negative test in May 1999. She had two viral load and...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
1). Unlikely. Not that I am aware of, particularly on 2 separate days.2). Maybe and possibly. But did you test him, or is this by verbal report? Female to male transmission is less likely, but it may be warranted to do a VL or DNA PCR test in this... Read more »

antidepressants: effect on immune system and possible cause of false negative ELISA?

I read an article suggesting that antidepressants and corticosteroids are immunosuppressive - may... Read more »

late state of HIV is it possible a false negative?

About a year ago I was diagnosed with ITP. The hematologist ordered a bunch of tests and I asked... Read more »
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Update on Management of the HIV/Hepatitis B- or HIV/Hepatitis C-Coinfected Patient

Table of Contents Introduction HIV/HCV Coinfection HIV/HBV Coinfection New Data From the Literature Conclusion References Introduction Chronic infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) constitutes two of the... Read more »
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Co-Infection at the 2008 Retrovirus Conference

This year's Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), held February 3-6 in Boston, featured numerous reports on hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infection in people with HIV. Liver Fibrosis Progression Past research has shown... Read more »
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Hepatitis E Virus and HIV Coinfection Research

Infection with hepatitis E virus (HEV) is uncommon but apparently emerging in the high-income regions of North America, Western Europe and Australia. However, HEV is relatively common in parts of Asia, Africa and Central America. In these regions,... Read more »
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This Month in HIV: Update on Hepatitis C/HIV Coinfection

Welcome to This Month in HIV. I'm Terri Wilder . This month's topic is HIV and hepatitis C coinfection. Up to one third of people with HIV are estimated to also have hepatitis C, and living with both viruses is no picnic. The good news is that,... Read more »
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Help please.. Possible 2 False negative ELISA *DELETED*

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Jackie Blue / False Negatives

Posted by Anonymous
I tested negative recently with a Home Access testing kit. My possible exposure was contact with vaginal fluid and a minute cut on penis. No penetration at any time. I was wondering about false negatives. I thought I recalled in Statistics that... Read more »

false negatives?

Posted by Protus
Is it possible if you are infected with hiv and hepatitis, that when you receive your 3 month hiv test that it may be inaccurate?

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False negatives

Posted by Anonymous
How common are these at 4 months? Could it be possible that a testing site could mess up the test and perform it wrong? Just worried cuz my mouth sores and rashes continue to persist after my negative result. Please help!! Read more »