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What Causes False Positive For Syphilis Testing

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HIV and syphilis

Please advise can having syphilis cause an HIV test to show positive??
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,No, syphilis would not cause false-positive HIV tests. However the reverse can happen. In other words HIV infection can cause false-positive Read more »

diabetes - false positive elisa test??

First of all, thanks to all the experts on this website for their contribution!! I found a lot of... Read more »

what cases false positives on eliza test? (FALSE POSITIVE)

I know that the Eliza tests can be falsely positive, but I havent been able to find out anything... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...the Window Period guidelines after the last potential exposure, you are really HIV negative. An ELISA test may rarely be "false positive." False positive ELISA results can occur if someone is tested right after events that temporarily ... Read more »
The Body PRO

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

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 »
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 »
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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 Read more »

Recived a "False Positive" test, but still worried

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...attempt at vaginal, in which it didn't fit so I gave up shortly. That was between 3.5 or 4 months earlier. My girl friend was tested about the same time I was, and received a negative test a few days before I got my results. When I described my... Read more »

Do TWO false positive ELISA tests mean I'm okay?

Posted by bobarama, 1 Reply
...vaginal, with a lady a few times. I then had a flu like illness with a flat rash on my chest and stomach. A few weeks after that I tested and it was a positive ELISA with negative Western Blot. I went back to test again 7 months after the... Read more »

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Posted by nomoreworry4me
...out of well over 20,000 porn stars who test monthly in ten years. Proof that 'AIDS' is not an std. Factors Known to Cause False Positive HIV Antibody Test Results 1.Anti-carbohydrate antibodies 52,19,13 2.Naturally-occurring antibodies 5,19... Read more »