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What Would Continue To Give False Positve Hepatitis Antibody Test

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...ELISA takes 3.5 to 4 hours, but most test sites send samples to outside labs, where they are tested in batches, so you may have to wait one to two weeks for results. Beyond the Window Period ELISA tests are very rarely "false negative." This means if you have a negative test result, and you had met the Window Period guidelines after the last potential exposure, you are really HIV negative. An ELISA test may rarely be "false positive."...
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Causes of False Negative HIV Antibody Test

Hi Dr. Bob,Before anything else, I just want to thank you for your awesome job in this website. You truly are a good man. Anyway, I just want to clarify something. Last November 11, I had my one year mark HIV test which thankfully turned out non...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You really can't kill antibodies, because they were never alive. Antibodies are proteins made by the body's immune system in response to a particular stimulus such as HIV. These proteins circulate freely in the blood. There is no need to... Read more »

Amazon Guy- Final Question- 150 donation..Please answer my question Doc.

As you can remenberd doctor i posted few months ago about having sex w/ a female w/o protetion. 12.07.07 was the day my life has changed. Since that date I've been in this website very often and specially when the phaton of hiv comes to my mind....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...latest series of questions:1.Could an ELISA be more specific than your multiple negative OraQuicks? No!2.Could OraQuick give 20 false-negatives? No!Amazon Guy, HIV is not your problem, but you do have a significant problem: anxiety! You need to... 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 positive HIV results and the Flu shot and you said this was false in 2005 but The New England Journal of Medicine printed an article in 2006 presenting the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Yes, influenza vaccine can cause a false-positive HIV-antibody test due to nonspecific cross-reacting antibodies. I have written about this multiple times over the past Read more »

Could Hep A&B Vaccination Cause False Negative HIV Antibody Test?

Dear Dr. Frascino, I'd like to say I've been through a whole lot of sites and I can say without a doubt that you are the best and most dedicated out there. I've also read most of the posts on this site and am shocked at the volume of e-mails you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi George,Hep A and B vaccinations do not cause false-negative HIV-antibody tests. Period. Next question! (As for the hepatitis C-delayed seroconversion story, see below.)Start WOO-HOOing. Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...cannot tell you if you have HIV infection. The sample you collect must be tested by a laboratory. Some special cases can give false or unclear results: Children born to HIV-positive mothers may have false positive antibody test results for... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

What Is Hepatitis? Viral Hepatitis Other Types of Hepatitis Medication Problems Alternative Approaches What Is Hepatitis? Hepatitis means an inflammation, or swelling, of the liver. Viruses can cause hepatitis. Alcohol, drugs... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...(pre-treatment) viral load. A drug is "working" if it lowers viral load by at least 90% within 8 weeks. The viral load should continue to drop to less than 50 copies within 6 months. The viral load should be measured within 2 to 8 weeks after... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line What Is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause liver damage. HCV is transmitted by... Read more »
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I tested Positive, My boyfriend didnt, False positive?

Posted by ruraltgwoman, 1 Reply
...would have been either at the dentist, when i got my breast implants, or when i had an orchiectomy. Is it possible that i got a false possitive, or that he got a false negative? The tests they did for me were the ELISA and then they confirmed... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
...Feeling (But NO FEVER) Dizziness along with HOT and Cold Flushes (Throughout the 3rd Week) Abdominal Inflammation with Pain(Continued from Later half of 3rd Week till the end of 3rd week) Diarrhea (for last 2 days of the 3rd Week) Chills (For the... Read more »

so ELISA tests NEVER give a false negative?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
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Recived a "False Positive" test, but still worried

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Blot would have showed some reactivity. I forgot to ask how much more sensitive ELISA is than Western Blot, and how likely a false negative could be. and I forgot to ask if I should get tested for anything else.So can you help me out with that?... Read more »