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Can Having Lupus Cause A False Positive On A Hiv Test
Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
2009- ELISA HIV test- positive, western blot- neg. 2010-oraquick negative. 2014- elisa-indeterminate wb- neg. Low risk for hiv. Could I have lupus?
Not a test for lupus: The HIV test is not a test for lupus. What's clear is that you don't have hiv. You'll never know why your elisa was positive and then indeterminate, and it's not worth investigating. False positive elisas are not uncommon; that's why they have to be confirmed with western blot. ...Read more
No: No it would not.Get a more detailed answer ›
What can cause false positive ELISA HIV test? 2 confirmatories neg and viral load neg. No bands detected.
An elisa test for HIV is very sensitive which basically means it is a good test for ruling out HIV and is only reliable when negative. A positive elisa test does not mean someone has HIV and is frequently called a "false positive"
there are many causes of a false positive which include liver disease, blood tranfusions, infections, autoimmune disease and dumb luck! ...Read more
GOING TO GET HIV TEST. I HEAR HEP B VACCINE CAN CAUSE FALSE POSITIVE. GOT 3RD SHOT LAST WEEK. ANY ADVICE. I DON'T NEED STRESS OF FALSE POSITIVE. TY?
Yes, it is possible: Some people may have a biologically false-positive test for hiv, when tested by elisa. Such people usually have a negative or indeterminate confirmatory test, the western blot. That usually happens because of some antibodies that were directed against other organisms recognizing part of hiv. If there is any question, a qualitative HIV dna pcr may put the question to rest. ...Read more
Can healthy individuals get false positive ELISA HIV test? Final question. Does it always mean there's something wrong with someone if they get this.
Yes and No: Healthy people can get a positive screening test for hiv. Screening tests have high sensitivity but not very high specificity. Many issues can cause a false positive including flu vaccination. Mostly the cause of false positive is not known and it is not because there is anything wrong with the person who gets a false positive test. ...Read more
A friend had hiv test at 6 months last exposure negative, now he had a pos for hiv-2 at 7 months. He also did a pcr at 4 months. Can it be false positive?
Probably false pos: HIV-2 is very rare outslide the area of west Africa where it originated (Cameroon), although I don't know about Albania for sure. The PCR should have picked up HIV-2 as well as HIV-1. So your freind's HIV-2 test probably is false positive. He should see an infectious diseases or HIV expert to sort it out. ...Read more
False positive ELISA HIV test after 2 years expsure. Autoimmune disease? Will I ever know why? Does this mean something's wrong?
No answer: False positive can be from many reasons including mistaken labeling. If it was a false-positive, there is nothing for you to worry about. It is the false-negative that should worry you. ...Read more
Does a false positive ELISA HIV test mean someone has a autoimmune disease? Or could it be anything? Do people find out why they get these results?
No: While false positives can be from nothing specific, they can be related to infections from other viruses that may make similar antibodies that can react with elisas, but this has to be confirmed with western blot. I personally would ask for two confirmations as it can take up to six weeks for viral levels to be high enough to be sure with the test. Check with infectious disease doc to be safe. ...Read more
Does a false positive ELISA HIV test mean someone has a autoimmune disease or does it mean it could be anything and the person never finds out why.
Could be: Any umber of causes and up to 12% can have a false positive that is why a second more specific test is done to confirm any initial +tests. ...Read more
Tested false positive ELISA HIV test last month. Negative ifa and western blot and naat. 2 negative oraquick all 1 1/2 year post exposure. Hiv?
18 months post exposure. False positive ELISA HIV test. Negative confirmatories and naat. Do I have cancer? Or autoimmune disease? I rarely get sick.
False positive ELISA HIV test. Neg western blot, neg ifa &naat. I've had 2 neg oraquick home test. Could I be an elite controller? Or already have aids?
Western blot is fairly definitive. You have 2 negative home tests and you are quite stressed about your testing:
her's an idea: use condoms: protect yourself (and others) at all times. ...Read more
HIV testing: This depends upon the test employed. They are generally both sensitive and specific but false positive results do occur. This question can be overcome with further testing, the most specific being PCR for HIV RNA. You should be seen by an expert in the management of HIV disease. ...Read more
HIV: Rare, rare, rare. And confirmatory testing is always done so that this will prove false-positive immediately. ...Read more
False positive for Lupus, now positive for HCV, waiting on blood test to confirm. Could HCV cause a false + for lupus?
There are several ways to detect the HIV virus. The first is by antibodies. This includes eia (enzyme immuno assay). The rapid HIV tests are these types. The second way detects proteins on the viral coat (western blot). This is a gel plate electrophoresis. Thirdly there is pcr (polymerase chain reaction). This detects and amplifies dna allowing a viral ...Read more
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more
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