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Accuracy of HIV test?
Jun 18, 2009

What is the possibility of having two HIV positive results just days apart using the OraQuick ELISA? With no prior medical history. Is it possible that there are both false positive?

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello,

Yes, it is indeed possible they could be false positives. Repeatedly reactive (positive) OraQuick tests are only considered "preliminarily positive." They need a confirmatory Western Blot test to be considered a true positive.

Dr. Bob



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