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Two positive viral load tests
Mar 10, 2003

Doctor Holdniy, your forum is very informative. I am a hetrosexual male that has been in a monogomus relationship for the past 12 years. Last month, I came down with terrible flu like symptoms: fever of 102, night sweats, face rash, headache. I was admitted to Stanford's hospital. They couldn't find anything, except an infected liver. Then after two viral load tests they discovered I have HIV. The first test showed about 100,000 parts and the second showed over 500,000. One was a PCR/Rna the other was done in another fashion. My question is, is there anyway these tests could be showing a false positive?

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Unlikely two HIV viral load tests from two separate blood draws and two different methods would both yield false positives.



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