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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 interesting situation. I am going to get my 8 week anti HIV test tomorrow but I can't help but worry about getting a false positive result because I suffered...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Joe,HIV-antibody testing remains very reliable. Your fears about a false positive resulting from your bout of hepatitis A 14 years ago or your recent cold are completely unwarranted. Please note false-positive Read more »

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... Read more »

HCV false positive

My friend has received a positive result from his Hepatitis C test. Can a false positive occur if... 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

... What Is Herpes? HSV and HIV How Is HSV Transmitted? How Is Herpes Treated? Can Herpes Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is 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 mind 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 »

Can HIV antibodies cross react in a herpes test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...positive for HSV-2. ELISA (even for HSV-2) being a more sensitive test as compared to specific has been always known to throw in false positives. Does anyone know if HSV-2 test can mistakenly locate HIV antibodies. I hope my question is making... Read more »

Reasons for a false-positive?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...am now just getting over a 4-6 day cold so I'm wondering if that will show up as a virus in my system. I also have genital herpes but haven't had an outbreak in quite a long time (when I had them, they were always quite tame). My mother has hep... Read more »