Mar 28, 2010
Hello Dr. Bob
My three month antibody test was reactive twice. My western blot was negative. No band detected. What is the chance of being positive at 3 months and a western blot being completly negative. Wouldn't the p24 band have atleat been present if I was infected. Best wishes. Thank you.
Response from Dr. Frascino
A repeatedly reactive antibody test (rapid, ELISA, EIA) plus a negative Western Blot test is considered to be a negative HIV-screening test. I would consider a negative HIV-screening test (such as yours) definitive at three months (barring any unusual extenuating circumstances). You can read much more about HIV diagnostic testing in the archives of this forum. Have a look. You should find the information reassuring.
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