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Would The Small Pox Vaccine Cause 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 »

Small pox vaccination for those who work with HIV positive folks?

Recently I have read that the emphasis on small pox vaccinations has raised concerns about HIV... Read more »

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... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Weakened Smallpox Vaccine Being Tested for HIV-Positive Patients

Researchers are testing a smallpox vaccine that could be used for those who are HIV-positive, undergoing chemotherapy or otherwise unable to use the existing Dryvax vaccine, Dr. Sharon Frey, of Saint Louis University's Center for Vaccine... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

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

There'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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Overview of False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) describes "False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid Tests, New York City 2005-2008" in the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control's (CDC's) June 18, 2008 Morbidity and Mortality... Read more »
Lambda Legal

Volunteering for Smallpox Vaccination: Information for Health Care Workers

As you may know, the federal government is planning to offer smallpox vaccinations to half a million health care workers over the next few months. The smallpox vaccine contains a live virus called vaccinia , which can cause life-threatening... Read more »
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Recived a "False Positive" test, but still worried

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A few days after sleeping with my girlfriend while she was on her period, using a condom, I got something like the flu, with the addition of sore throat, complete loss of appetite for 3 days, diarrhea and a stomach ache. After the 3 days, I felt... Read more »

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 »

so ELISA tests NEVER give a false negative?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Is this statement correct? Read more »

False Positive?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know if marijuana could cause a false positive test result (specifically for an HIV DNA by PCR)? I smoked a lot about five days prior to my test. Also, I am on an antidepressant/anti-anxiety medication called Effexor (150 mg). Does... Read more »