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What Causes False Positive Hiv Test Results

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Reason for false positive anti hiv test

Hi DR.BOB I hope ypu are alright .You r doing a great job.This is first time i am writing you and i need some information because i can not find this on net.I have heard that flu,sore throat,laryngitis and fever causes false positive anti hiv...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...inaccurate information that can be found on the Web. I'd suggest you stick to reliable sites, such as The Body, for HIV information.HIV tests at six weeks are not considered to be conclusive. You'll need to wait until the three-month mark for a... Read more »

The Flu and False Positve HIV Results (FLU SHOT AND FALSE POSITIVE HIV TEST)

I was reading your archives and came across a question about the correlation between false... Read more »

HIV...Scared (PREGNANCY AND FALSE POSITIVE HIV TESTS)

Dr. Bob,My wife is preganant with our first child. She has had multiple preganancies before, even... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Overview of False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests

...number of false positive results. CDC also recommends that all providers clearly describe the strengths and weaknesses of rapid HIV tests to their clients, including the need to confirm reactive rapid tests. Additional Resources MMWR:... 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 that overall oral fluid tests have Read more »
The Body PRO

Early Expiration May Be Cause of Unusually High False-Positive Rates on OraQuick Rapid HIV Tests, Study Finds

...Thank you. Reference Facente S, Dowling T, Vittinghoff E, Sykes D, Colfax G. False positive rate of rapid oral fluid HIV tests increases as kits near expiration date. In: Program and abstracts of the 16th Conference on Retroviruses and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

MMWR Report Examines False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests

... " False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests --- New York City, 2005--2008 ," Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report : MMWR examines recent increase in the number of Read more »
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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 »

testing info

Posted by Anonymous
...verify here. The Health Leader Award 2006 Site of the Week November 2003 Listed in Fact Sheet 102 HIV TESTING WHAT IS HIV TESTING? HOW DO I GET TESTED? WHEN SHOULD I GET TESTED? DO ANY TESTS WORK SOONER AFTER... Read more »

The 3d Generation Test and False Positives: Help!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Nichols Institute in California. I should know by Tuesday what the results are. Question: Are those tests likely to give false positives? Someone said they are so sensitive that they often need confirmatory tests, like a follow-up Western... Read more »

INCONCLUSIVE TEST RESULTS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
QUESTION?? I HAD UNPROTECTED SEX ON JAN 1,2005 ABOUT 8 DAYS LATER I DEVELOPED A RASH OVER MY BODY. I WENT TO TEST AT THE LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT BUT I JUST COULDN'T WAIT 2WEEKS FOR RESULTS SO I WENT TO MY DOCTOR AND TESTED. WELL THE HEALTH... Read more »