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HIV test results
Jun 3, 2010

I tested positive for HIV on the Elisa test and negative on the western blot test, I repeated test 8 weeks after and and western blot was again negative. I had just started a new relation and I had only been sexually active 4 days prior to the first test. Is it possible that HIV test was positive in just 4 days off possible exposure? should I get test again?

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello,

A reactive (positive) ELISA and negative confirmatory Western Blot test is considered a negative HIV-screening test. Your follow-up negative Western Blot (which should not have been ordered without another positive screening test) eight weeks later merely confirmed what we already knew: you are HIV negative. No further HIV testing is warranted, unless you have subsequently placed yourself at risk for HIV by having unprotected sex or via other risky behaviors.

Be well. Stay safe.

Dr. Bob



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