Feb 7, 2001
When one has no known exposure to HIV and does not fall within any of the risk categories, what would cause a positive result on the Western Blot and what are the chances of this happening? Is there another method of testing to be 100 positive of the diagnosis?
| Response from Dr. Dieterich
False positives do occur. The way to be sure is to ask for a PCR for HIV. That also is not failsafe, but is very accurate. Good luck! DTD
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