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Rapid Hiv Test False Positive

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pregnant with hiv

hi i had done the test hiv and hep c some years and hiv come neg and hep c positive. This year i got pregnant and at 8 month thei found hiv poz and hep c neg. Can be a mistake and hiv to come poz but to be neg? PLEASE HELP ME!!!
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...which is a specific test for hepatitis C to make certain your test is not a false positive.I wonder if you have had a rapid HIV test, which can lead to a false positive test. If so, your test needs to be confirmed with a standard antibody test. I... Read more »

can there be false positives results

hello docotor I am confused about false postives and if diagnosed with hiv can there still be false... Read more »

Rapid Test Freaking out

Doctor Frascino,To took a rapid test last thursday 30th of august. It came back positive they told... Read more »
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Early Expiration May Be Cause of Unusually High False-Positive Rates on OraQuick Rapid HIV Tests, Study Finds

...December 2007, who had either an initial HIV negative result or a preliminary positive result on the test that was proved to be a false positive after confirmation with an IFA [immunofluorescent assay] or a Western Blot. 1 Shelley... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Overview of False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests

...(NYC) from March 2005 through May 2008. STD clinics in NYC using the oral fluid rapid test reported two episodic increases in false positive test results over the past four years. Because of the second episode of increases in false-positives... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

MMWR Report Examines False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests

... " False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests --- New York City, 2005--2008 ," Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report : MMWR examines recent increase in the number of Read more »
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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 »

NAT positive, but still have a question

Posted by paper_plane, 1 Reply
...I have a question, probably just me being in denial about this whole thing, but i went in for a rapid HIV test because the week before i got strep, went to the doctor and tested positive for it, and i knew that could be a sign of HIV infection. Read more »

No rapid test is as good as ELISA.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Do some research about the way the tests works. No rapid test will ever be as accurate as ELISA. For example, the rapid test uses just one or two drops of blood. The ELISA uses a lot Read more »

The waiting is killing me

Posted by Shelly391967, 1 Reply
...took a rapid hiv test this week and it came up positive. went for the blood test but the budget shutdown in NJ effected the state labs and its taking Read more »