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Friday, April 01, 2005Factors Known to Cause False Positive HIV Antibody Test Results
There are at least 66 factors that are scientifically known to give false positives on HIV tests. The references for each factor are listed below. This is why they can predict with certainty that a large number of African Americans will test positive for HIV and why they can predict that Africa is plagued by HIV/AIDS.
The big questions - why hasn't this information been disclosed to the general public? As you can see below, the chances are greater that one will test positive than negative.
1. Anti-carbohydrate antibodies (52, 19, 13)
2. Naturally-occurring antibodies (5, 19)
3. Passive immunization: receipt of gamma globulin or immune globulin (as prophylaxis against infection which contains antibodies)(18, 26, 60, 4, 22, 42, 43, 13)
4. Leprosy (2, 25)
5. Tuberculosis (25)
6. Mycobacterium avium (25)
7. Systemic lupus erythematosus (15, 23)
8. Renal (kidney) failure (48, 23, 13)
9. Hemodialysis/renal failure (56, 16, 41, 10, 49)
10. Alpha interferon therapy in hemodialysis patients (54)
11. Flu (36)
12. Flu vaccination (30, 11, 3, 20, 13, 43)
13. Herpes simplex I (27)
14. Herpes simplex II (11)
15. Upper respiratory tract infection (cold or flu)(11)
16. Recent viral infection or exposure to viral vaccines (11)
17. Pregnancy in multiparous women (58, 53, 13, 43, 36)
18. Malaria (6, 12)
19. High levels of circulating immune complexes (6, 33)
20. Hypergammaglobulinemia (high levels of antibodies) (40, 33)
21. False positives on other tests, including RPR (rapid plasma reagent) test for syphilis (17, 48, 33, 10, 49)
22. Rheumatoid arthritis (36)
23. Hepatitis B vaccination (28, 21, 40, 43)
24. Tetanus vaccination (40)
25. Organ transplantation (1, 36)
26. Renal transplantation (35, 9, 48, 13, 56)
27. Anti-lymphocyte antibodies (56, 31)
28. Anti-collagen antibodies (found in gay men, haemophiliacs, Africans of both sexes and people with leprosy)(31)
29. Serum-positive for rheumatoid factor, antinuclear antibody (both found in rheumatoid arthritis and other autoantibodies)(14, 62, 53)
30. Autoimmune diseases (44, 29, 10, 40, 49, 43): Systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, connective tissue disease, dermatomyositis
31. Acute viral infections, DNA viral infections (59, 48, 43, 53, 40, 13)
32. Malignant neoplasms (cancers)(40)
33. Alcoholic hepatitis/alcoholic liver disease (32, 48, 40,10,13, 49, 43, 53)
34. Primary sclerosing cholangitis (48, 53)
35. Hepatitis (54)
36. "Sticky" blood (in Africans) (38, 34, 40)
37. Antibodies with a high affinity for polystyrene (used in the test kits)(62, 40, 3)
38. Blood transfusions, multiple blood transfusions (63, 36,13, 49, 43, 41)
39. Multiple myeloma (10, 43, 53)
40. HLA antibodies (to Class I and II leukocyte antigens)(7, 46, 63, 48, 10, 13, 49, 43, 53)
41. Anti-smooth muscle antibody (48)
42. Anti-parietal cell antibody (48)
43. Anti-hepatitis A IgM (antibody)(48)
44. Anti-Hbc IgM (48)
45. Administration of human immunoglobulin preparations pooled before 1985 (10)
46. Haemophilia (10, 49)
47. Haematologic malignant disorders/lymphoma (43, 53, 9, 48, 13)
48. Primary biliary cirrhosis (43, 53, 13, 48)
49. Stevens-Johnson syndrome9, (48, 13)
50. Q-fever with associated hepatitis (61)
51. Heat-treated specimens (51, 57, 24, 49, 48)
52. Lipemic serum (blood with high levels of fat or lipids)(49)
53. Haemolyzed serum (blood where haemoglobin is separated from the red cells)(49)
54. Hyperbilirubinemia (10, 13)
55. Globulins produced during polyclonal gammopathies (which are seen in AIDS risk groups)(10, 13, 48)
56. Healthy individuals as a result of poorly-understood cross-reactions (10)
57. Normal human ribonucleoproteins (48,13)
58. Other retroviruses (8, 55, 14, 48, 13)
59. Anti-mitochondrial antibodies (48, 13)
60. Anti-nuclear antibodies (48, 13, 53)
61. Anti-microsomal antibodies (34)
62. T-cell leukocyte antigen antibodies (48, 13)
63. Proteins on the filter paper (13)
64. Epstein-Barr virus (37)
65. Visceral leishmaniasis (45)
66. Receptive anal sex (39, 64)
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