Can I forget about this?
May 16, 2009
I get confused with all these different tests ELISA, Western Blot etc. The nurses didn't tell me which ones I've had anyway...
I've been with my partner for 3 years he is negative. I had sex with a condom with someone else 10 weeks ago.
I had a HIV test at local GUM clinic and the first test came back as indeterminate. So i had to go back for another blood test one of which came back negative, then from another lab mostly came back negative with just one 'part' came back indeterminate again. But they sent me on my way reassuring me that everything was A-ok.
But i didn't tell them i had sex with this other guy (protected) because i thought this was very low risk. and didn't want my partner to find out. do you think i could still be in that window period?
Response from Dr. Frascino
It's somewhat difficult to give you a definitive answer without knowing exactly what types of tests you had performed. I can only assume you had an indeterminate HIV-antibody screening test (ELISA, EIA, rapid test) followed by either a negative repeat test or negative confirmatory Western Blot. This was then followed by the test with "one part" indeterminate. I would agree the sum of these results would indicate an HIV-negative status. Despite this I would still suggest you level with your partner. Remember, strong and lasting relationships are built on truth, honesty and trust.
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