|Recently tested positive
Dec 20, 1999
I'm a 28 year old female who has recently tested positive for hiv (confirmed twice by the Western Blott test)but the time of infection is totally unknown (my sexual partners have tested negative, no blood transfusions or needle use). My viral load is undetectable (less than 20) and my CD4 is within normal range. No opportunistic diseases are present. I'm not starting medication yet. The next test in store is an hiv culture. My doctors seem baffled by my test results as well as my situation. Can you shed any light on this or direct me somehow? I don't know what to do or what to think.
Response from Dr. Fisher
False positive western blot is very very uncommon.
But how do you know all your prior partners are really negative...did you see the reports?
The culture will be helpful. Good luck.
Alvan Fisher, M.D.
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