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Drs what r causes of HIV false positive test?

Drs what r causes of HIV false positive test?

Multiple causes: On the average, 0.2 percent of elisa tests give a false positive HIV test result that are then proven incorrect by a western blot test. Autoimmune diseases, recent vaccinations, multiple pregnancies or prior infections with hepatitis b, malaria or tuberculosis can stimulate the production of antibodies that cross create with hiv, thus producing a false positive HIV test. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Hiv (Definition)

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


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The odds of a false positive HIV ELISA test?

The odds of a false positive HIV ELISA test?

Unlikely: All tests are subject to prior probability( the likelihood of a condition before any tests) and a refined probability, modified by test results. That being said the HIV eia test is among the most accurate in medicine, and when confirmed by a western blot, approaches 100% dr ted butler. ...Read more

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Would ghonnorea or clamidia cause false positive HIV ELISA test?

Would ghonnorea or clamidia cause false positive HIV ELISA test?

Possible: The elisa test can be affected by different infections, causing a false-positive result. After any positive elisa, a follow-up test is performed by a 'western blot' which takes longer to perform, but gives a more sensitive answer. If you or someone you know had a positive HIV by elisa, they absolutely need the follow-up testing (including a full std/sti work up). ...Read more

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Can healthy people get false positive HIV ELISA test? If so why? What does it mean?

Can healthy people get false positive HIV ELISA test? If so why? What does it mean?

HIV testing: This screening test has numerous biological false-positive results, but it is very sensitive without being specific. If positive it is followed by a western blot test which is highly specific. False negative results can be due to numerous different causes but should not generally be a source of worry if other stds are also being tested for. ...Read more

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Would HPV cause a false positive HIV ELISA test?

It shouldn't: Hpv shouldn't cause a false positive elisa. But see what the follow up western blot shows. ...Read more

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How often does pregnancy cause false positive HIV test?

How often does pregnancy cause false positive HIV test?

HIV: Rare, rare, rare. And confirmatory testing is always done so that this will prove false-positive immediately. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more


Dr. Dominic Riganotti
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Hiv Positive (Definition)

Hiv-positive people are people who have the human immunodeficiency virus hiv, the agent of the ...Read more