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Mistakes In Hiv Testing

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mistake in hiv testing

hi Dr. can it possible that any mistake is occur during hiv testing? which are they?also can the mistake is occur in antibody and DNA or other hiv testing? explain this? please reply.
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
..."Mistakes" in testing are rare. The time when the test may not be accurate is very early on (in the first couple of weeks) when the antibody Read more »

HIV Testing. Big mistake in San Fran

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HIV test claimed to be "lab error"

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

VA Patient Tests HIV-Positive After Clinic Mistake

... On Friday, the Veterans Affairs Department confirmed the first positive HIV test since it warned veterans who received care at three of its facilities they may be at risk. The department previously reported Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...their HIV disease. In addition, some of these people may unknowingly be transmitting HIV to other people. The San Francisco AIDS Foundation strongly encourages people who are at risk for HIV to be tested regularly. Whether or not to take the HIV... Read more »
The Well Project

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I made a mistake

Posted by craft, 2 Replies
...I tested positive this year and have gone on meds and am currently undetectable. I made a big mistake recently. I had sex with someone else who is positive and did not use a condom three weeks ago. I know that it is possible Read more »

big mistake help!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...him for about 10 seconds or less and realized that i had no protection. Stupid i know. DO you think i that i may have gotten HIV by these experiences.... I don't know if they were positive or not....PLease help me... thanks for reading..... Read more »

I sit that my life is ended, only for this mistake

Posted by neospeedpr, 4 Replies
I expect not to be an inconvenience(trouble) for you with my questions, explain to you, I had a sexual relation with a girl vih +, risk takes? This it is my first question, the second one I have a test elisa to the almost 7 weeks giving negative,... Read more »

Did she make a mistake?

Posted by Anonymous
...When I did my 6 weeks test I remember she used two glasses. The test came back negative, but now I start wonder if she did a mistake the second time. Can you test for both HIV and Hepatits out of one blood sample? Please, hope someone can... Read more »