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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 her for HIV. Thing is that I had a very risky sexual approach. I asked the girl for her status she said she was negative. For some reason I didn't...
Richard Cordova III

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Hi there,By 28 days, most people have produced enough antibodies that can be detected by a test. By 90 days, everyone will have produced enough antibodies that can detected by a test. Once the body is infected with HIV, and has started producing... Read more »

late stage hiv but testing negative?

Dearest experts, lm falling apart. 4 months back l woke up with what seemed like two white fissured... Read more »

Am I in a Late Stage and Testing Negative?

Please help. No one has answered my question.im so affraid im at an advanced stage of hiv.ive had... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Many U.S. Residents Test Positive For HIV at Late Stage, Few High School Students Being Tested, CDC Reports Find

Many people who test positive for HIV are diagnosed late in the course of their infection when treatment might be less effective, according to a report published Thursday in CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report , Reuters Health reports.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Four-in-One HIV Pill Enters Late-Stage Clinical Testing

"Gilead Sciences Inc. said Monday it started late stage clinical testing of its four-in-one 'Quad' HIV tablet," the Associated Press reports. The pill includes the drugs elvitegravir, cobicistat, and the two components of Truvada, emtricitabine and... 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 »
The Center for AIDS

Late HIV Diagnosis: Predictors, Costs, Consequences, and Solutions

Table of Contents Introduction CDC Says Test Everyone (Almost) Late HIV Diagnosis: Numbing Numbers Harbingers of Belated Diagnosis or Presentation How Much Does Late Diagnosis Cost -- and Who Pays? Clinical Consequences of Late HIV... Read more »
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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 »

so ELISA tests NEVER give a false negative?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Is this statement correct? Read more »

help please!will I be false negative for HIV RNA test if I'm on acyclovir

Posted by Kali999117, 1 Reply
Exactly a week after unprotected sex, I noticed symptoms of HSV and my physician confirmed it. I am taking acyclovir for that since past five days and its been 2weeks that I got infected. Now I'm thinking to get tested for HIV using HIV RNA test(... Read more »

Confused false positive or false negative?

Posted by Xian, 1 Reply
Hi All,

Please help with my story and results.

I had unprotected vaginal sex April 9th,2014. I was male.

Tested on May 2,2014(24 days - 3.4 weeks) - blood was drawn and sent to local lab.
Hiv1/2 antibody( should be 3rd gen elisa)w reflex.
The antibody... Read more »