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What Can Cause A False Negative Hiv Test Result

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Can herbs cause a false negative hiv test result?

If you are taking herbs, and then get tested for hiv, is it possible for the herbs to cause a false negative hiv test result?
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Not to my knowledge. Read more »

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... Read more »
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...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 since November 2007,... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous
...WHEN SHOULD I GET TESTED? DO ANY TESTS WORK SOONER AFTER INFECTION? WHAT DOES IT MEAN IF I TEST POSITIVE? CAN I KEEP THE TEST RESULTS CONFIDENTIAL? HOW ACCURATE ARE THE TESTS? THE BOTTOM LINE ... Read more »

INCONCLUSIVE TEST RESULTS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...LOCATION. SO I TOLD MY FAMILY. THE NEXT DAY I WENT TO THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO DROP MY PARTNERS NAME BUT THEY TOLD ME THAT I TESTED NEGATIVE AND THAT I SHOULD GO GET A RAPID TEST DONE AT A CLINIC (NEGATIVE) MY DOCTOR TOLD ME TO COME IN FOR... Read more »

Positive, then negative! Going out of my mind

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...month and come back for another test. My last sexual exposure was about 6 months ago, she said that my first test could be a false positive or that my body hasn't had time to make enough antibodies for an accurate test. Meanwhile I'm still trying... Read more »

Hiv/test

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...How long after sexual contact should you wait to have an Hiv test,to have an accurate result? I've hear 6 months is long enough but should I wait longer? Read more »