What Could Cause False Positive Rapid Hiv Test
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Early Expiration May Be Cause of Unusually High False-Positive Rates on OraQuick Rapid HIV Tests, Study FindsThere's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers and read her explanation of a study she presented at CROI 2009. After... Read more »
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Rocky Mountain CARESHiThe test kit is picking up your body developing antibodies against HIV. The items that have happened in your past should not make the test react adversely and yes a confirmatory blood test should be done should your test come back positive.Be well... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,Thanks for your post. Yes, we are trying to get this more recent information out to a wider audience. The influenza vaccine changes from year to year to cover the most likely flu strain candidates for the coming flu season. We do have recent... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,You are most likely HIV negative. See below.Dr. BobHIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)Feb 21, 2009 Hi, I have been sexually active for over two years now. I got tested two years ago and it came back... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,Your HIV-acquisition risk is remote at best. Your negative Uni-Gold finger-prick rapid tests at 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 12 and 24 months are definitive, conclusive and highly excessive.Your recent positive OraSure Oral HIV-1/2 must be a false-positive... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous....on a rapid (oraquick) test?
Are their certain medical conditions, medicines, etc that cause these false positives???
Just wodering why they happen? Read more »
Posted by Kirkhaven1, 5 RepliesHi there TB!
I do not know if this is my denial or if it is just being hopeful. In any case, i was diagnosed Positive by the use of a rapid and then a secondary test, i am not sure if it was an ELISA? but after the second positive, 2 vials of my... Read more »
Posted by endlsskys, 1 ReplyThe health care officials said they have never seen a rapid test they have done come back with a false positive 100% are always positive. So if my test is positive with a very light line then chances are I am positive right? THey told me that they... Read more »
Posted by Jim25, 1 ReplyHi all.
In September 2011 i had a high risk exposure with vaginal sex for about 3 minutes will on holidays. 2 weeks later i got severe headaches, sore on my anus for 2 days, loss of appetite and 1 white spot on my inner lip.
I took a rapid test after... Read more »
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