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Rapid Hiv Tests And False Negatives

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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 ease my mind. No known exposure ever in my life. Tested neg in 2005 and had my child in 2007 who is fine and healthy. Since getting pregnant only 3...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You did not have a "false negative" test but rather a "false positive" test! Your first test showing a "faint line" should not have been read as positive. Read more »

Can ARV's cause a rapid HIV test to read negative?

Hi Doc,I have been on ARV's for the past 6 years and my CD4 count has been between 700-830. I have... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...take longer than three months. During this "window period" you may not test positive for HIV even if you are infected. Normal HIV tests don't work for newborn children of HIV-infected mothers. In many places, you can get tested anonymously for... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Overview of False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests

...number of false positive results. CDC also recommends that all providers clearly describe the strengths and weaknesses of rapid HIV tests to their clients, including the need to confirm reactive rapid tests. Additional Resources MMWR:... Read more »
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Am I being ridiculous? Hiv false positive scare

Posted by belk13, 7 Replies
...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 negative.. They had me return for an additional elisa 6 months past last "exposure" also negative.. They never ran a... 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 »

OraQuick

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
...Fortune Examines Challenges for Over-the-Counter Approval of OraQuick Oral HIV Test May 17, 2006 Fortune magazine in its May 29 edition examines the challenges OraSure Technologies faces in obtaining FDA approval Read more »

"I freakin knew it"

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
...false pos and confirmed to be a mistake, well my question to the FDA was what are you doing to insure we don't have any false negs, he could not answer. I really like the Dept. of HIV thru the FDA, he has called me back on several occasions and... Read more »