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testing false positive for HIV
Oct 28, 2000

Dear Dr.Dieterich, My boyfriend tested positive for HIV in January. He went and got retested this month and it came back negative. Is it possible that the first test could've been false? I was just wondering if that happens often or not.



Response from Dr. Dieterich

Dear Kelly,

It is possible to be sure. However I would advise him to get the PCR test and I would advise you to have safe sex with him under any circumstances. Be careful! DTD

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