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HIV DNA PCR POSSITIVE (ANOTHER FALSE POSITIVE PCR TEST, 2010)

Having a sex contact with a sexs worker(-protected vaginal-unprotected oral) and because of my anxiety reading of the risk of getting the disease,even if its a low risk, ihad cause i couldn wait an DNA PCR at 6 weeks on a lab. The result came back...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,As I have frequently stated in this forum, PCR testing should not be used for routine HIV diagnostic screening, due to the rate of false-positive results, technical considerations and cost. Your positive six-week HIV DNA PCR was a false... Read more »

Hiv Dna Pcr Possitive -Results (ANOTHER FALSE POSITIVE PCR TEST, 2010)

Dear DoctorThank u so much for your response.It means a lot to me during all this devastating... Read more »

Re Hiv Dna Pcr Possitive..confirmed negative (ANOTHER FALSE POSITIVE PCR TEST, 2011)

Hello Dr.BobIts a new day today..I had a second DNA PCR but this time at the research department of... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Clinics Using OraQuick Oral HIV Test Reporting Rates of False-Positive Results Within Limits on Label, OraSure Announces

OraSure Technologies on Tuesday in a statement said most sites the company has contacted regarding issues with its oral OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test have reported rates of false-positive results within the expected limits that are... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York City STI Clinics Stop Use of Oral Fluid With HIV Tests Because of Rate of False Positives

New York City sexually transmitted infection clinics have stopped using oral fluid with OraSure Technologies ' OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test because of an increased rate of false positives, Bloomberg reports. According to city... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Early Expiration May Be Cause of Unusually High False-Positive Rates on OraQuick Rapid HIV Tests, Study Finds

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers and read her explanation of a study she presented at CROI 2009. After... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

San Francisco Clinics Getting High False-Positive Rate on Oral HIV Test

According to San Francisco Department of Public Health officials, analyses of more than 6,000 rapid-result oral HIV tests conducted in city public health clinics since spring found 47 positive results in patients who were negative in follow-up... Read more »
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False Positives on DNA PCR tests-Please RESPOND

Posted by Anonymous
I am collecting data from this forum on anyone who believes they received a false positive "reactive" result from an ultrasensitive DNA qualitative PCR test. Please let me know when the test was taken in reference to supposed exposure and what... Read more »

DNA PCR Test

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Does anyone recommend the DNA PCR test i.e. the test that looks for HIV directly rather than HIV antibodies. Does anyone have any experience of this test and if so did it put your mind at ease. I did read that there's a high degree of false... Read more »

PCR DNA

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am expecting the result of a DNA test. Should get the result on Monday. I have been dealing with
years of doubting my status. I have had negative antibody tests but unusual symptoms still leave me wondering. I am hoping this test will close the... Read more »

PCR FALSE NEG

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi i just recently had a dna pcr performed. I am just wondering, i understand there is a 3% chance for false positive but what are the chances for a false negative? Anyone have any info on this? Thanks.

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