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What Can Cause A False Negative Hiv Test

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Could Hydrocortisone 2.5% Lotion Cause a False Negative HIV test

I put this lotion on my daughter twice a day for three days before I took an Oraquick HIV test. I got it on my hands each time, so could this have caused a false negative?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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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... Read more »

Causes of False Negative HIV Antibody Test

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HIV/HepB Coinfection and test implications

Posted by Anonymous
...read is a symptom of HepB. My question for anyone knowledgeable out there, is:- Can a Hep B infection cause a false negative HIV test? Especially at 6/7 weeks, and if so what level of probability? Im running out of ideas as to what is causing... Read more »

HIV/HepB Coinfection and test implications

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...read is a symptom of HepB. My question for anyone knowledgeable out there, is:- Can a Hep B infection cause a false negative HIV test? Especially at 6/7 weeks, and if so what level of probability? Im running out of ideas as to what is causing... Read more »

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 »

Pregnancy & HIV Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I've heard that pregnancy can cause a false positive HIV result. Is that true? I'm pregnant, and i was tested a little over 3 months since my last unprotected sexual encounter. Read more »