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clear this up please.
Aug 26, 2001

I am confused to if u are saying i need to retest or i don't have it. I would think 20 wks later u would not be negative after having elisa postive western blot negative. wouldn't it now be western blot and elisa postive if u had an early infection to begin with.

at 22 weeks elisa negative am i negative or do i need to retest? sorry if i am bothering u i just am so worried. please help me one last time, am i negative? can i trust my results at 22 weeks even with elisa postive western blot negative 2 weeks.

Response from Dr. Aberg

If a person has a positive ELISA but a negative western Blot then the ELISA is considered a false positive or this can be seen in early infection. If at 24 weeks later, the ELISA is negative, then you do not have HIV. There is no need to repeat a western blot. You should get repeated testing for HIV if you have other risk factors or another exposure.


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