|Please help me
Apr 6, 2006
Dear dr DW, I am Male 34 yrs old, having 2 kids. recently I went for the medical checkup and doctor said,I am weakly HIV positive and ask me to come another checkup after 1 month. This had happened last year medical checkup also, after the second checkup of last year, doctor said nothing wrong, you are fit. But I am sure, I am not positive, because till now I a had sex only my wife. before the marriage never had a sex with anybody and never use drug in my life. I have to clear one more thing, that i get some rash on my chest and back last five years. but it's like pimples on the face, it comes and goes. so I didnt take much care of it. please tell me the reason why I get weakly HIV positive result when I go for medical checkup. I expect your anwer soon. thank you for your wounderful service
Response from Dr. Wohl
Some people will test positive on the ELISA test used to screen for HIV but be negative on the confirmatory Western blot test. These people are not HIV infected. If you have a history of persistent positive ELISA and negative Western blot, I would stop checking these tests.
Some with rheumatologic disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus or people with other illnesses may have falsely positive ELISA tests.
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