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Thyroid Antibodies And Hiv Testing

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Thyroid Disease and Antibody Testing

I have had a thyroid condition since I was 13 years old -- first overactive now underactive. I take synthroid and my thyroid levels are normal, however I still have an autoimmune thyroid disorder. Can my condition result in a false negative...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Based on information that I have read, autoimmune disease may cause indeterminate results (neither positive or negative). I have not located information that suggests that autoimmune disease would result in false negative antibody tests.It is... Read more »

hiv status in thyroid!!!

dear shannon, i got a well job in arab country here i gave my blood for some medical check up for... Read more »

pos. person on meds testing neg. possible? (HIV ANTIBODY TEST VERSUS HIV VIRAL LOAD TEST)

Hi Dr. Bob. First thank you for all your generous answers. My question is:If someone is on meds for... Read more »
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How to Thwart a Thyroid Problem

Hundreds of millions of people around the world have one. As do roughly one out of every 10 Canadians -- although half of us aren't aware of it. We're talking about thyroid problems. A thyroid problem can be so unobtrusive that you don't even... Read more »
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Supplemental Testing for Confirmation of Reactive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Antibody Tests

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First In-Home, Rapid HIV Antibody Test Approved for Use in U.S.

On July 3, 2011, FDA approved the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test, the first over-the-counter, self-administered HIV test kit to detect the presence of antibodies to human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) and type 2 (HIV-2). The OraQuick In-Home HIV... Read more »
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Rapid HIV Antibody Testing May Have Limitations in a Population With High Incidence of HIV

My name is Dr. Joanne Stekler. I'm an acting assistant professor at the University of Washington. I also work for Public Health Seattle and King County. This is a poster entitled "Limitations of HIV Antibody Testing in a Population with a High... Read more »
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Thyroid and testing?

Posted by Anonymous
Does having a history of Thyriod problem impact in anyway the results for antibody testing? I tested several times with Home Access kits and got negitives to 27 weeks. Considering that I have a Thyroid disfunction history should I retest??? Help

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Need advice regarding my HIV antibody test

Posted by goingcrazy1000, 1 Reply
Hello:

I really need some feedback regarding my HIV antibody test I took on August 25, 2008. Here I go with my story...I am married for 12 years with three children. I made the biggest mistake of my life!! I started having an affair September 2007... Read more »

Can HIV antibodies cross react in a herpes test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi folks,
I am wondering if HIV antibodies can be mistakenly be picked up by HSV-2 IgG ELISA. This may cause false positive for HSV-2. ELISA (even for HSV-2) being a more sensitive test as compared to specific has been always known to throw in false... Read more »

HIV Antibody Testing

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
Does anyone know why HIV antibody tests are done, rather than just directly checking for the HIV virus in the bloodstream? In HIV+ people, their blood can be checked for viral loads, why can't they do this when doing a HIV test, rather than test... Read more »