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unclear, scary test results
May 20, 2001

On 3/20/01 I donated blood and the results were: positve p24, indeterminate neutralization, negative NAT, Hiv AB 1&2 negative. After taking these tests I found out my boyfriend had been with a prostitute about a year and a half before. He says he tested negative 4 months after being with her. This is two years prior to us. The last possible exposure would have been 1/17. He never ejaculated at either time we were together. The red cross counselor said I shouldn't worry since My Nat was negative. Shoul I re-test?

Response from Dr. Young

The presence of only a single band on Western blot testing is not consistent with a true positive test; sometimes this represents the cross reaction of your normal antibodies with something of the same molecular weight as the HIV p24 protein. The best answer to your question is to get retested. Hope this helps, BY



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