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I am at low risk but had a indeterminate result
Aug 12, 2006

I had a needle stick at work, i knew the source, the source was tested, and he came back negative, but in the mean time my test came back indeterminate, i am at low risk, i was wondering if a ppd test done twice 2 weeks prior to this could have caused the indeterminate result?

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello,

Purified Protein Derivative (PPD) testing will not affect HIV test results.

That the source patient for your occupational exposure tested HIV negative and that you are at "low risk" would suggest that your indeterminate HIV test is indeterminate due to technical reasons and does not reflect the process of HIV seroconversion. A repeat test should confirm your negative HIV status.

Dr. Bob



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