What Can Make Hiv False Positive Results

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False positive HIV results

Hi, I just had my annual labs done and my HIV test came back as a false positive. The western blot was negative but the other two factors of the hiv panel were positive. The one that is supposed to be >1.0 was 1.45 so just barelt high. What does...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello So Unbelievably Scared,Relax. You are HIV negative! A positive ELISA coupled with a negative confirmatory Western Blot is considered a negative HIV screening test. (The Read more »

False positive HIV results

Hi,I just had my annual labs done and my HIV test came back as a false positive. The western blot... Read more »

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Hello again Dr. Bob,I posted a question on 6/26. Well now I have gotten my second test results back... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center Discontinues Use of OraQuick Oral HIV Test After False-Positive Results

...tests in San Francisco and New York City. The OraQuick test using blood from a finger stick has not had comparable issues with false positives ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 12/12). Quentin O'Brien, director of health and mental health... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Clinics Using OraQuick Oral HIV Test Reporting Rates of False-Positive Results Within Limits on Label, OraSure Announces

...at 14 public health clinics in the city in 2005, 49 HIV-positive results from OraQuick oral tests later were determined to be false positives. In addition, New York City Assistant Health Commissioner Susan Blank said the city recorded 30... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Six Testing Sites Discontinue Use of OraQuick Oral HIV Test as FDA, CDC Investigate False-Positive Results

...Technologies ' oral OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test, as CDC and FDA investigate reports of an abnormal number of false positive results from the tests, the Los Angeles Times reports (Lin/Chung, Los Angles Times , 12/20). The... 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 »
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Am I being ridiculous? Hiv false positive scare

Posted by belk13, 7 Replies
...Hello.. i tested "false positive" at the local clinic with an ora-sure rapid hiv 1/2 kit.. they immediatley followed it up with a second test (elisa) that was Read more »

hiv false positive?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My girlfriend tested positive on elisa at two labs.But both the labs separately send it for western blot to the same lab, The two western blot reports came back negative, Do we need to worry. I also on receiving the elisa report of my girlfriend ... Read more »

hiv false positive

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...am negative? I heard in many countries like UK there is no western blot test also. So how can I console myself that I am not HIV negative, I just had one oral sex with low risk girl. I am very worried. All the above tests I took after 8... 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. Read more »