positive or negative?
Feb 5, 2004
i have just arrived back from a clinic in asia where my hiv test was negative, the reason i went there was because 2 weeks ago i done a home test which read as positive. i am now confused as to what to believe can you give me any advise?
Response from Dr. Horwath
I don't know which type of home test you used. Professional laboratories use a combination of a test called ELISA, which is extremely sensitive, and if positive is confirmed with a test called the Western blot, which is highly specific.
If you have doubts, repeat the test at another lab with a good professional reputation.
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