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strange elisa results
Jun 17, 2008

I had an elisa test taken about 1 and a half months after a sexual encounter this test came back reactive. Now I got the WB tests doen which were taken 2 weeks later so 2 months they came back negative. This could all mean my WB was a false negative however I got an orasure test done a week after the wb and it came up nonreactive. So was my first test a false positive or do I have reason to worry?

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

Your initial ELISA was a false-positive result as confirmed by your subsequent negative Western Blot, a more specific test. The additional follow-up negative OraSure merely corroborates what we already knew: HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No reason to worry, OK?

Dr. Bob



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