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Rapid Hiv Tests And False Negatives

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HIV-Rapid tests and multiple false negatives?

Hi,I had a potential exposure to HIV last year Nov (sexualy encounter), and had my tonsils become inflammed (though I did have a history of chronic tonsilitis), was sick for a weekish and my cervical lymph nodes swelled, 3cms being the largest.I...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
If the tests were performed according to the instructions they should be accurate. Results of studies of the new home based rapid test show that accuracy falls do to user error (not because or a problem with the test itself).The best test for HIV... Read more »

False negative on rapid HIV test (oral)

Quick question/story. Yesterday I went to a local clinic to have a rapid hiv test done just to... Read more »

one positive rapid test followed by 10 negative rapid test..

Dear sir i am very much thankful to your forum. My question is i had unprotected frottage... 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 »

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

Overview of False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) describes "False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid Tests, New York City 2005-2008" in the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control's (CDC's) June 18, 2008 Morbidity and Mortality... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Supervised Blood-Based Self-Sample Collection and Rapid Test Performance: A Valuable Alternative to the Use of Saliva by HIV Testing Programs With No Medical or Nursing Staff

Some saliva-based HIV testing initiatives, the authors wrote, "have resulted in an unacceptable percentage of false positives," while in many countries doctors or nurses are required for blood-based HIV testing programs. In the current study, the... 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 »

Hiv pcr false negative and seroconversion

Posted by Seoulguy, 1 Reply
I need some help. I am in Seoul and have had PCR and Antigen test at 7 weeks - both negative. However, my skin is changing rapidly - brown marks and cauliflower patterns - red dry knuckles and a rash on my face and test. I am eating a high... Read more »

Diverse strains, False negative

Posted by StupidMe, 1 Reply
Hi folks,
I posted on here quite a while ago now but, im still worried. Probably more than ever!! The story goes that I had drunken sex with a CSW in Germany. It started out as protected but, I cant remember if it stayed that way as it ended with a... Read more »

False negatives - strains

Posted by StupidMe, 2 Replies
I've posted on here a few times before but, thinks are getting worse so I thought I'd post again.
To summarise briefly, 5 1/2 years ago I had drunken sex with an African sex worker in continental Europe. I can't remember enough to know if it was... Read more »