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POS Results from blood donation
Sep 27, 2005

Test performed

HIV-1/HIV-2antibodies(anti-HIV-1/HIV-2,EIA)

Test Result

POS

Test Performed

HIV-1 antibody(anti-HIV-1,EIA)

Test Result

N/A

Test Performed

HIV-2 antibody(anti-HIV-2,EIA)

Test Results

NEG

Test Performed

HIV-1 Western Blot Confirmation Test Band Pattern

Test Result

gp160=1+,Non-viral bands observed at 70K. Uncharacterized band observed at 80K. Backgroud obscures gp120 and non-viral area.

Test Performed

HIV-2 Western Blot Supplement Test(UN)Band Pattern

Test Results

NT

Other Test

Test Performed

Nucleic Acid Test Multiplex for HIV/HCV

Test Results NEG

I just received thisletter from American Red CrossI donated blood August 30, 2005 and this letter was sent to me. I had a complete blood work up a year ago...during my annual exam. Every thing was fine. I extremely confused. Please answer.

Thank You

Kim

Response from Dr. Pierone

This pattern is strongly suggestive of a false positive test result. A positive EIA in conjunction with an indeterminate Western Blot and a negative nucleic acid test is typical of a false positive EIA test. However, you should see your doctor to repeat the test to verify this.



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