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Steroid Cream And False Negative

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Steroid creams (please answer this time)

Dear, Doctor. Please, please, give me the answer this time. I've searched archives so many times and read almost all relative answers. I have no specialist like you to ask. I collected very detailed information about my medications because you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.1. Yes. (Why would your situation be different?)2. Nope.3. Stop worrying and start WOO-HOO-ing. Your negative HIV test five years after your possible exposure is conclusive.Dr. Bob... Read more »

PCR negative after steroide reduction again

Hello, My opinion hasn't changed. Corticosteroids can suppress immune responses and might... Read more »

PCR negative after reduction steroid dose

Hello, Although long-term use of immunosuppressive agents, such as corticosteroids, can affect... Read more »

Is Your HIV Treatment Working? Warning Signs and False Alarms

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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

San Francisco Clinics Getting High False-Positive Rate on Oral HIV Test

According to San Francisco Department of Public Health officials, analyses of more than 6,000 rapid-result oral HIV tests conducted in city public health clinics since spring found 47 positive results in patients who were negative in follow-up... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

True or False: The HIV Knowledge Test

Information about HIV and AIDS is constantly evolving. It's hard to keep up and it's often overwhelming. Check your current knowledge of HIV with the following test. According to George W. Bush, current occupant of the White House, "AIDS can be... Read more »
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False Negative

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi, I read somewhere that cortisone can cause false-negatives, well the day I took my HIV test, I had put some hydrocortisone cream on a rash I had earlier that day. Should I be concered that I recieved a false-negative? Read more »

False negative

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Whta are the chances of having a false negative test at 4 months. Freaking out wondering if I need a 6 month test, somebody please answer!! Read more »

to jackie re false negatives

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

Did you have false negatives prior to the 8 week positive. Are there a lot of false negatives during ARS? How about false negatives 2 or 3 weeks after "symptoms" suggesting ARS? Is this common? Do the current test pick up the antibodies... Read more »

face it, there are false negatives

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Face it...there are false negatives

I know of a number of people who have had repeated hiv Elisa
tests come back negative over a period of years only to
subsequently come down with an opportunistic infection like PCP
and then test positive. It... Read more »