|HIV test reliablity
Mar 18, 2007
I am from India.I tested negative Elisa after 3 months and 8 months of exposure . Both the test were done at the same center but I am not able to get away from the thought of human error in both these test . Can human error lead to a negative elisa test . Please help as I am very depressed due to that and don't know what to do. All say that one test is fare enough the confirm HIV status.
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Statistically speaking, the chance of human error once is extremely rare, but it does happen. However, the chance of human error twice in a row on the same dude would be so remote as to be nonexistent. Your problem is depression, not HIV. I suggest you seek evaluation and treatment for depression and irrational HIV fear.
Good luck. Remember, HIV is not your problem. No way. No how!
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