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exposure a long time ago
Jan 31, 2009

I had an exposure 6 years ago. I only took tests now, and the elisa was positive, western blot indeterminate(p24 equivocal) and viral load test was undetectable.

Can it be that I have aids already which made western blot indeterminate(loss of core antibody). How can i be sure that I do not have aids?

Please answer.

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello,

A positive ELISA, indeterminate Western Blot and undetectable HIV plasma viral load six years after a potential exposure indicates you are HIV negative. Confirmatory tests (qualitative PCR DNA, for example) can be run, but I do not feel they are warranted.

Stop worrying and start WOO-HOOing.

Dr. Bob



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