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Positve skin test for TB?

Jan 6, 2005

I had a big scare in regards to HIV this year and tested several times out to 6 months, all negative.I had a severe illness after my exposure. Now, at 10 months after exposure, I have had a positive reaction to a TB skin test. I have had this lingering cough for months and have been worried. Could my tests have been wrong. I had a PCR and Elisa at 5 months post exposure which were both negative. Please respond!!!

Response from Dr. Frascino


A positive TB skin test would not alter the results of your HIV tests. Repeatedly testing negative (including PCR and ELISA) out to six months is absolutely definitive and conclusive. Stop worrying. Start yelling WOO-HOO!

Happy New Year!

Dr. Bob

How reliable is a PCR test
C Novom godom Bobchik!!! (read this)

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