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Can Hep B Vaccine cause a false positive HIV test?

Help DOC!thanks BD for your time,I'm finding this site to be #1 HIV infosource!!!#1As regular blood donator, I was suprised that my donation was rejected, due to false positive for HIV. Could it be do to 2nd series of Hepatitis B vaccination. Q#2 Is...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...Two excellent questions1) Can Hepatitis B vaccine cause false positive HIV test??Apologies in advance for a lengthy answer.Many vaccines can stimulate "cross-reacting" Read more »

Hepatitis B / Antibiotics and HIV Test (ANTIBIOTICS AND HIV TESTING, 2009)

I currently have Hepatitis B and have just finished taking azithromycin for a cough.I just took a... 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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Vaccinations and HIV

...Hepatitis A is usually not serious but it can be for someone with a weakened liver. This includes people who are infected with hepatitis B or C. Two hepatitis A vaccine shots can protect you for about 20 years. Hepatitis B can cause serious... Read more »
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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...sewage in it, or through food that was handled by someone with contaminated hands. Hep A and Hep E do not cause chronic illness. Hepatitis B is the most common hepatitis virus. It can be transmitted from mother to infant, through sexual... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Taking Current Antiretroviral Drugs

...dissolved in water. Take one hour apart from ddI or antacids. Skin rash, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, headache, fatigue May cause false positive result on test for marijuana use. Efavirenz (Sustiva) 3 (200 mg; 3, 1x/day) or 1 ... 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 having unprotected sex for the last 4 years and have been together for 5. I have only been wih him during that... 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. I didn't know whether the new born baby... Read more »

Likelihood of False Positive with ELISA?

Posted by jp976, 1 Reply
...positive for HIV on the ELISA test. It was a blood test performed at my doctor's office. The doctor said there is a chance it is a false positive. Somehow though, I feel inside that it isn't. Now I'm just waiting for the results of the Western... Read more »

What things cause a false positive?

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 »