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Viral Blip Or False Positive

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what cases false positives on eliza test? (FALSE POSITIVE)

I know that the Eliza tests can be falsely positive, but I havent been able to find out anything about the things making it so. I have just gotten a positive on the eliza and a negative on the western blot, my previous 2 partners within the last 3...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Joe,First of all, a positive ELISA plus negative Western Blot is considered a negative HIV screening test. Next, a positive ELISA plus negative Western Blot does not in any way, shape or form "indicate some other nasty problem." Yes, you are... Read more »

false positive due to hepatitis A and cold or flu

Hey Doc,Gotta say that I enjoyed reading your responses :) great sense of humor.I have an... Read more »
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Early Expiration May Be Cause of Unusually High False-Positive Rates on OraQuick Rapid HIV Tests, Study Finds

...cluster of false-positive results -- where the test was functioning as expected, and then all of a sudden we had a number of false positives. This particularly happened in late 2005, and we had the manufacturer come in, CDC [U.S. Centers for... 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 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

" False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests --- New York City, 2005--2008 ," Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report : MMWR examines recent increase in the number of false-positive HIV test results in oral fluid testing with OraSure... Read more »
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I tested Positive, My boyfriend didnt, False positive?

Posted by ruraltgwoman, 1 Reply
I tested positive for HIV on 12/10. My boyfriend just got his results back today 12/21. His results came back negative. We have been having unprotected sex for the last 4 years and have been together for 5. I have only been wih him during that... Read more »

Pregnant and False- positive

Posted by pregnant2009, 3 Replies
I am 9month pregnant and two weeks ago my Ob doctor ordered me a HIV test. Last week the result came in and it was positive. Then he took my blood again to confirm. I was shocked by the result. I didn't know whether the new born baby... Read more »

Likelihood of False Positive with ELISA?

Posted by jp976, 1 Reply
...Now I'm just waiting for the results of the Western Blot test. I was just wondering if anyone could give me information about false positives such as the likelihood of having one and/or what could cause one. At this point I'd rather just know... Read more »

What things cause a false positive?

Posted by Anonymous
.......on a rapid (oraquick) test? Are their certain medical conditions, medicines, etc that cause these false positives??? Just wodering why they happen? Read more »