How efective is the ELISA test?
Jun 24, 2012
Hi! My names is Danny, I am 20 years old, and I took the ELISA test a few days ago for HIV, which came out positive. The doctor told me not to worry, she said that the test I took sometimes give a wrong result. My quiestion is, What are the posibilities of this being true? Do I still have any hope of not being infected? What should I do now? I am really afriad, please help me!
Response from Dr. Holodniy
A positive screening HIV test should always be followed by a confirmatory test such as a western blot test. So, that is the next step to determine how to interpret the screening test.
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