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Do I need another test?

Nov 12, 2002

Three years ago, I had unprotected sex with an ex boyfriend, whose HIV status is unknown. I finally got up the nerve to go get tested. The ELISA HIV 1 & 2 test came back negative. However, I heard that ELISA is not a very accurate test for HIV. Do I need ask my doctor to perform a Western Blot test to confirm my negative status?

PLease advise.

Response from Mr. Kull

The ELISA or EIA tests are the gold standard for HIV screening. If the ELISA/EIA is negative and you are being tested three or more months after exposure, you have close to 100% accuracy.

No further testing is needed in your case.


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