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False positives and autoimmune diseases

Hi Dr. Franscino. Please answer this question. I will definitely be donating either way. I went for an HIV test today at Planned Parenthood. I did the two week ELISA blood test instead of a rapid oral test. I have an autoimmune disease -...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,The chances that Hashimoto's thyroiditis would cause a false-positive HIV test are negligible at best. I see no reason for concern.By the way, most testing sites (including Planned Parenthood's) generally Read more »

False Positive? Uni-gold rapid test

Dr Bob,Thanks for all the work you do; you really are moving the fight forward. I have donated and... Read more »

False Positives on Western Blot

I had a combination of Fluvax, Whooping cough and Meningococcal Vaccines within 15 minutes prior to... 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 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

...examines recent increase in the number of false-positive HIV test results in oral fluid testing with OraSure Technologies ' OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV-1/2 Antibody Test in the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene 's 10... 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 »

pinky does not have HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...PCR, it is a statistical impossibility. you had what may have been a faint marking on a the test which is most known for its false positives, not false negatives (and has been discontinued at some health clinics because of this). you ARE crazy... Read more »

hiv false positive

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...does 2 positive elisas and negaive western blot and then negative rapid test indicated I am negative? I heard in many countries like UK there is no western blot test also. So how can I console myself Read more »

hiv false positive?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...western blot reports came back negative, Do we need to worry. I also on receiving the elisa report of my girlfriend went to do rapid hemastrip test on myself . It also came back negative, Do we have to worry? We are together for 8 months... Read more »