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HIV Western Blot Test
Jun 12, 2005

I recently had an HIV-1 AB screen test which was repeatedly reactive. Next, the Western Blot confirmation test result was indeterminate for P17/P18, but was reactive to GP160. End result was that the Western Blot overall was indeterminate. My doctor thinks I have a recent infection and I am truely positive. He is going to retest me in one month. Also, my viral load was <400 and my CD4+ cells were 808. Do you agree with my doctor that I am truely positive(i.e. a recent infection) or do I have to wait until the next HIV test results are back in to know for sure?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

I think you need to retest.



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