What Can Cause False Positive
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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 »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyI made an appointment to have a rapid test done tomorrow, but am not clear if it's the blood or saliva test. My question is: what are some of the factors that could possibly create a false-positive test, particularly for the oral test? I've had... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesDoes anyone know if marijuana could cause a false positive test result (specifically for an HIV DNA by PCR)? I smoked a lot about five days prior to my test. Also, I am on an antidepressant/anti-anxiety medication called Effexor (150 mg). Does... Read more »
Posted by pregnant2009, 3 RepliesI 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 will be... Read more »
Posted by jp976, 1 ReplyLast Januaury I had unprotected anal sex in which the man ejaculated inside me. I was so nervous that I didn't have the guts to tell him to wear a condom. I just found out yesterday that I tested positive for HIV on the ELISA test. It was a blood... Read more »
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University of North Carolina at Chapel HillAlcohol will not affect the results of HBV tests. If anti-HBc is positive, it suggests that you were exposed to HBV in the past. Assuming HBsAg is negative, you do not have chronic hepatitis B. It appears that you resolved the HBV infection... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineThe vaccine would not result in both tests being positive.... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineHIV meds will not result in false positive tests.... Read more »
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