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Would Having The Mrsa Virus Give A False Positive On A Hiv Test

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Gardasil plus flu vaccine, false positive HIV?(INFLUENZA VACCINATION AND INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT TESTS) (FLU SHOT AND FALSE POSITIVE HIV TESTS)

A week ago my 17-year-old daughter received a letter from Red Cross indicating she screened HIV positive after donating at a recent blood drive. Results were HIV-1/HIV-2 Positive, Confirmatory Indeterminate, NAT Negative. Retesting was done at a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,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 »

update test to "can a specialist be wrong" post (FALSE POSITIVE HIV TESTS, 2011)

Dr. Bob, I'm not sure what to say or how to react - the Orasure test results were... 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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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

OraQuick Oral HIV Test Produces Higher Number of False Positives Than Expected, Study Finds

OraSure Technologies ' OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test produced more false positive results than expected when administered to patients in the emergency department at Brigham and Women's Hospital , according to a study published this... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Supervised Blood-Based Self-Sample Collection and Rapid Test Performance: A Valuable Alternative to the Use of Saliva by HIV Testing Programs With No Medical or Nursing Staff

Some saliva-based HIV testing initiatives, the authors wrote, "have resulted in an unacceptable percentage of false positives," while in many countries doctors or nurses are required for blood-based HIV testing programs. In the current study, the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Six Testing Sites Discontinue Use of OraQuick Oral HIV Test as FDA, CDC Investigate False-Positive Results

At least six testing sites in San Francisco, New York City and Los Angeles earlier this month discontinued use of OraSure Technologies ' oral OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test, as CDC and FDA investigate reports of an abnormal number of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

San Francisco, NYC Report False Positives From OraQuick Oral HIV Test; CDC to Issue Advisory Recommending Additional Test

CDC this week will issue a public health advisory recommending that all HIV-positive results from OraSure Technologies ' oral, rapid HIV tests be followed up by the company's rapid "finger stick" test after reports of an "unusual" number of... 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 »

The 3d Generation Test and False Positives: Help!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I've been reading what people like Not Scared and others have written about the 3d generation Elisa test that tests for both HIV-1 and HIV-2. I got one of those blood tests yesterday and it is being sent to the Nichols Institute in California. I... Read more »

HIV and MRSA I need info.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My daughter is HIV positive. Last year she gave birth to a healthy little girl. I was there for the birth and went into the delivery room. She soon became sick with MRSA. It was a C-section birth and the staph infection developed. I went to be by... Read more »

Question about false positive ........

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know whether physical illness or certain medication such as penicillin could result in a false positive? How accurate is the Elisa considering it only tests for antibodies rather than the actual virus? I'm considering getting tested... Read more »