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Tested Positive - Elisa HIV 1 & HIV 2
Jun 12, 2009

Dr.Doc,

Yesterday i went picked up my HIV test results & they were positive- the Lab did Elisa HIV 1 & HIV 2 become positive. I still believe this is false results i got. is there a way i can veryify this results with another Lab? & what should be done this time Am certain, that I am Negative..

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello,

It is indeed possible your initial test was a "false positive." You can read about false-positive HIV tests in the archives, as I've discussed them on numerous occasions over the years. Your next step is to have your ELISA test repeated with a confirmatory Western Blot run only if the ELISA is again repeatedly reactive (positive). Write back if you have additional concerns after you get the results of these follow-up tests.

Good luck.

Dr. Bob



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