not quite sure about my labs
Aug 31, 2006
Dr. Bob, I got my results today about my hiv-1 elisa test. it came back non reactive but here's what else it said. it says the hiv-1 abs-o.d. ratio <1.00, that is listed under the result column. under the limit column it says <1.00. does this mean that i missed being positive by a hair? it's been a year and 4 months after last sexual act, so i think i was out of the window period. should i test again?
Response from Dr. Frascino
No, that is not what that means! What you need to know is negative is negative and positive is positive. You can't be almost positive any more than you can be almost pregnant, OK?
Geez Louise . . . the things you guys tend to worry about can drive a forum expert to drink . . . . Now where did I leave my cocktail?
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Will I Still Have Symptoms After Being Treated For Chlamydia?
- Why Are Genital Warts More Prevalent In Homosexual Men?
- What Kind Of Doctor Treats Chlamydia?
- What Antibiotics Can Be Used To Cure Chlamydia?
- Can You Get Vaginosis From A Latex Condom?
- Things You Shouldn't Do If You Have Chlamydia
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.