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Positive screening test
Jul 31, 2011

I am a 23 yr old heterosexual male. I had unprotected vaginal sex with 3 women in the last 3 months and got tested last week. The doctor said the screening test came back positive and now will have to wait on the confirmatory test. I am so scared and worried. I have ready that 4 out of 5 positive screening tests will come up negative with the confrmatory. Is there any truth to that? I am so scared, should I prepare for the worst or is there a good chance it was a false positive? Thank you for responding.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

You need to wait for the confirmatory test in order to know what is going on with the screening test result.



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