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What Can Cause A False Positive For Gonorrhea

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false positive Elisa

I was date raped a year ago. I took a HIV test at 60 and 90 days and both came out negative. At 71/2 months I took another test because I came down with genital herpes. The HIV test at 71/2 months was a reative Elisa and a negative western blot. So...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Western Blot test is considered to be a negative HIV test. ELISAs can be reactive for a variety of reasons other than HIV causing false positive results, including the detection of nonspecific cross-reacting antibodies. Your doctors should not be... Read more »

HIV...Scared (PREGNANCY AND FALSE POSITIVE HIV TESTS)

Dr. Bob,My wife is preganant with our first child. She has had multiple preganancies before, even... Read more »

Thank you from Malaysia (PREGNANCY AND FALSE POSITIVE HIV TESTS 2008)

I really thankful to your answers. Although I have not posted any questions but your forum had been... Read more »
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Early Expiration May Be Cause of Unusually High False-Positive Rates on OraQuick Rapid HIV Tests, Study Finds

...December 2007, who had either an initial HIV negative result or a preliminary positive result on the test that was proved to be a false positive after confirmation with an IFA [immunofluorescent assay] or a Western Blot. 1 Shelley... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gonorrhea

...Surveillance, 2006. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, November 2007. Hook EW III and Handsfield HH. Gonococcal infections in the adult. In: K. Holmes, P. Sparling, P. Markh et al (eds). Sexually Transmitted Diseases... 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 »
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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
...positive for HIV on the ELISA test. It was a blood test performed at my doctor's office. The doctor said there is a chance it is a false positive. Somehow though, I feel inside that it isn't. Now I'm just waiting for the results of the Western... 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 »