|positive hiv test, now 6 negative tests
Feb 3, 2011
After 7 years of marriage, I discovered my husband had been unfaithful. 7 months ago I went and got "all STD" testing. Everything was negative except I had a + HIV elisa and western blot. The following 2 days I was retested again and was negative. Since that initial positive test I have had 6 negatives the last of which was 7 months after the inital first "positive" one. Just confused how this could have happened. Obviously my world has been rocked with this.
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Your first test is a "false positive." There are a number of reasons for false-positive HIV-antibody tests, including technical or clerical errors and nonspecific cross-reacting antibodies. In your case it was most likely a laboratory or clerical error, because you tested HIV-antibody negative two days later and have had a total of six subsequent negative HIV-antibody tests out to seven months. Your results demonstrate that you are conclusively and definitively HIV negative. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional HIV testing is warranted.
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