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Would any form of ibd cause a false positive ELISA HIV test?

HIV testing. Inflammatory bowel diseases are a form of immune dysfunction, and as such can be considered a potential source of biologic false-positive results on tests that are very sensitive but non-specific. That is why confirmatory testing is needed. Read more...

Can healthy people get false positive ELISA HIV test? If so why?

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...