HIV Positive or not?
Nov 3, 2011
During labor I was given a rapid HIV test and 11 days later I recieven a phone call saying that the rapid test was positive but the western blot was negitive. They took more blood to run more confirmatory tests and I am going crazy waiting on results! In your opinion what do all these results mean? Thank you.
Response from Mr. Cordova
Thanks for writing in. You can trust the results of your Western Blot. Pregnancy can induce cross-reacting nonspecific antibodies that can lead to indeterminate or false-positive ELISA HIV-antibody test results. A positive ELISA and a negative Western Blot would be read as NEGATIVE.
Good luck with your new bundle of joy!
In Health, Richard
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