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HIV Test
Jun 5, 2005

I recently (1 week ago) tested postive for HIV. The test I had was performed by my doctor. Blood was drawn from a vein. I am now waiting on the second blood test performed by my doctor. I also went to the GLCC here and had a rapid HIV -1/2 test which came back negative. The person performing the test told me that the blood test at the doctor's office was more accurate for early infections. My doctor told me my infection appeared to be very recent. I am confused. I do not get my 2nd test results back from the doctor until 2 weeks. Do you think I am truely positive? Thanks for your help.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

If a screening HIV antibody test and western blot confirmatory test are both positive, then HIV infection is present.



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