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What Can Make Hiv False Negative Results

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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 »

Causes of False Negative HIV Antibody Test

Hi Dr. Bob,Before anything else, I just want to thank you for your awesome job in this website. You... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...plan early treatment and intervention, improving your chances of slowing down the progression of HIV disease. If you test negative, you may feel less anxious. By knowing your status, you can find out whether or not you can infect... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...takes from three weeks to two months for your immune system to produce HIV antibodies. During this "window period" you can test negative for HIV even if you are infected. If you think you were exposed to HIV, you should wait for two months... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...HIV, medical care and certain drugs given during pregnancy can lower the chance of passing HIV to her baby. If you test HIV-negative you can take steps to stay that way. You can also avoid unnecessary worrying. What Tests Are Available? If... Read more »
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FAQs About HIV Testing From TheBody.com's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...Confidential, Anonymous and Names-Based Reporting Testing Believing Your HIV Test Results Should I believe my repeated negative test results, even though I keep experiencing symptoms? Is there a difference between six months and 24... Read more »
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Hiv pcr false negative and seroconversion

Posted by Seoulguy, 1 Reply
...I need some help. I am in Seoul and have had PCR and Antigen test at 7 weeks - both negative. However, my skin is changing rapidly - brown marks and cauliflower patterns - red dry knuckles and a rash on my face and test. Read more »

blood tranfusion

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...years ago, i go in for regular hiv testing every 6 months. I read somewhere that if someone had a blood transfusion, the hiv negative result might be false. Is this true? has anyone else heard of this? Read more »

Strep Throat & HIV????

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Went to the doctor 5 1/2 weeks after a possible HIV exposure (unprotected vaginal intercourse). Tested negative on HIV antibody test, but positive for strep throat. Two questions. Can strep throat be a early sign or symptom of ARS and I Read more »

HIV seronegativity in persons with AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Atlanta,GA,USA Abstract: Background: Diagnosis of HIV infection and screening of blood donations are based on results of HIV EIA. False negative results in HIV EIA may delay diagnosis and therapy or compromise screening of blood donations. We... Read more »