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Percentages Of False Positive Hiv Tests

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Reason for false positive anti hiv test

Hi DR.BOB I hope ypu are alright .You r doing a great job.This is first time i am writing you and i need some information because i can not find this on net.I have heard that flu,sore throat,laryngitis and fever causes false positive anti hiv...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...inaccurate information that can be found on the Web. I'd suggest you stick to reliable sites, such as The Body, for HIV information.HIV tests at six weeks are not considered to be conclusive. You'll need to wait until the three-month mark for a... Read more »

HIV...Scared (PREGNANCY AND FALSE POSITIVE HIV TESTS)

Dr. Bob,My wife is preganant with our first child. She has had multiple preganancies before, even... Read more »

Thank you from Malaysia (PREGNANCY AND FALSE POSITIVE HIV TESTS 2008)

I really thankful to your answers. Although I have not posted any questions but your forum had been... Read more »
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Early Expiration May Be Cause of Unusually High False-Positive Rates on OraQuick Rapid HIV Tests, Study Finds

...Thank you. Reference Facente S, Dowling T, Vittinghoff E, Sykes D, Colfax G. False positive rate of rapid oral fluid HIV tests increases as kits near expiration date. In: Program and abstracts of the 16th Conference on Retroviruses and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

OraQuick Oral HIV Test Produces Higher Number of False Positives Than Expected, Study Finds

...are more accurate, patients are less willing to receive a blood test than the OraQuick test, adding that "more people accept HIV testing" with the OraQuick test "than otherwise might." Walensky said that physicians administering the OraQuick... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Overview of False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests

...(CDC's) June 18, 2008 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) (early release). The MMWR report covers oral fluid rapid HIV testing done in sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics in New York City (NYC) from March 2005 through May 2008.... 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 Read more »
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Pregnant and False- positive

Posted by pregnant2009, 3 Replies
... I am 9month pregnant and two weeks ago my Ob doctor ordered me a HIV test. Last week the result came in and it was positive. Then he took my blood again to confirm. I was shocked by the result. Read more »

Am I being ridiculous? Hiv false positive scare

Posted by belk13, 7 Replies
...Hello.. i tested "false positive" at the local clinic with an ora-sure rapid hiv 1/2 kit.. they immediatley followed it up with a second test (elisa) that was Read more »

I tested Positive, My boyfriend didnt, False positive?

Posted by ruraltgwoman, 1 Reply
I tested positive for HIV on 12/10. My boyfriend just got his results back today 12/21. His results came back negative. We have been having unprotected sex for the last 4 years and have been together for 5. I have only been wih him during that... Read more »

False Positive

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...17 day's ago my 1st time HIV test came back positive with the follow up Western blot Indterminate. Since that wasn't something my doctor was familiar with,he said Read more »