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      #928 - 03/31/00 03:02 AM

undergoing fertility treatments when my doctor asked if i would
take an hiv test. i said yes knowing there was no way i could be
positive. i was never with anyone else but my husband, i never
used iv drugs, i never had a blood transfusion, etc. i was
definitely in a low risk group. well my results came in and my
elisa test was false positive and my western blot was negative.
the doctor said i shouldn't get retested because i was in a low
risk group. i got tested anyway a week later through another
doctor because i heard you could get it through a dentist office
so i was concerned. i didn't sleep or eat that whole week before
my second test. the results came in elisa positive and western
blot positive. my other doctor still could not believe it so he
tested my husband. my husband's test came back elisa negative. my
doctor still said i should have a dna test done just to be 100%
sure. i was convinced i had hiv but i said let me take the test
anyway since i really knew in my heart that this could not be. i
went and the results showed elisa false positive, western blot
negative and dna negative. my doctor said forget about it you are
negative. he said i could have had some other virus which could
be throwing off my test. needless to say for months i still
thought i had hiv even though the results showed i didn't. three
months later i again had a test and it showed elisa negative,
western blot negative and dna negative. i was shocked and
confused and till this day i sometimes feel like maybe i am
positive or i have an underlying condition that caused my tests
to be thrown off. i am curious to know if anyone had this happen
to them and if you did or know of someone who did i would
appreciate if you could respond. it still a mystery to me and
haunts me every day of my life. i feel like i'm wasting precious
time worrying about this. please help me if you can. i was always
a supporter of amfar and the names project. i know that there is
a cure in the works and i feel in my heart that this terrible
disease will be put behind us soon. for all of you in the last
stages of aids, please pray to st. jude. he will help you. you
have to have faith. there are people working on this night and
day. best wishes and good health and luck to all of you.

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