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endlsskys
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Rapid test if it said positive then I am positive?
      #230261 - 09/01/07 04:10 PM

The health care officials said they have never seen a rapid test they have done come back with a false positive 100% are always positive. So if my test is positive with a very light line then chances are I am positive right? THey told me that they are 99.6% accurate and always correct. They are doing a confimatory test on me but they are sure it will come back positive.

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MiamiLat
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Re: Rapid test if it said positive then I am positive? new
      #230264 - 09/01/07 05:40 PM

The answer is NO. A positive rapid test, just like any positive ELISA, must be confirmed with a Western Blot to know for sure.
I read your previous post, did your partner test NEG? If so, and if you have had no other exposures, then it is very likely your rapid test was a false POS.
The other situation you describe about coming in contact with blood is an unlikely route of transmission...


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endlsskys
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Re: Rapid test if it said positive then I am posit new
      #230265 - 09/01/07 05:55 PM

Okay then if I am positive and I have not had sex with anyone and my partner is negative then what? I don't drink or do drugs of any kind unless it is over the counter. I have never been unfaithful just for that reason. My partner has not had the test but I keep thinking he is negitive and really freaking out big time.

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uglyduck
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Re: Rapid test if it said positive then I am posit new
      #230278 - 09/01/07 09:02 PM

I know I'm not the right person to do say this, but man, Miami is right. You need to relax. Take a deepbreath, and take it easy. Now, what I would recommend you to do is Re-Test, if the Elisa comes back positive, as miami said, you need a western blot. Also, what would recommend you to do is to go with your partner so both of you can get tested... just relax man...

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