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brainfried
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Reged: 09/16/11
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Tested positive, WB negative, complete mess now...
      09/16/11 09:25 AM

Hi everyone. I am falling apart mentally. Nearly 7 months ago I went to a sex club with some friends and basically only deep kissed a woman there, nothing more than that. I was so drunk, the next day I felt so far out of my safety zone that I panicked and started testing for HIV. I had rapid tests from various makers(Determine, Oraquick, Fujirebio) at 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 weeks and 4 months and 6 months, all negative. I had a negative elisa at 8 weeks.

That brings me to today. I tested positive on a hospital lab ag/ab combo test. They gave me this ratio number 2.69. When I got the results, the hospital had already ran a separate test for just p24 using a different machine, that was negative, and they ran a Western Blot for HIV 1 and HIV 2, both were completely negative.

The doctor asked me to return in two weeks to retest and I'm basically counting the minutes now. I have been sick on and off since that night, seen two ENTs about my white tongue which they both verified is geographic tongue, chronic cough, sore points on my neck. Obviously I feel horrible. I have been checking other forums for any information on this situation, but everyone simply tells me the Western Blot trumps the positive tests. Does it really?? I have read that it's not very sensitive, and my number(above) is pretty low, maybe a weak positive, so would it really notice that? I found a study on another website that points specifically to the two testing devices used for my results, saying in this case, the western blot can't be trusted and that this particular elisa is super sensitive and never wrong. My doctor tried to assure me that I am probably negative but needs to confirm it. Has anyone else ever been in this situation? How did it resolve? or did it?

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* Tested positive, WB negative, complete mess now... brainfried 09/16/11 09:25 AM
. * Re: Tested positive, WB negative, complete mess now... Explorer3235   09/17/11 03:29 PM
. * Re: Tested positive, WB negative, complete mess now... mariana   09/17/11 05:57 PM
. * Re: Tested positive, WB negative, complete mess now... crabmanModerator   09/16/11 09:43 AM
. * Re: Tested positive, WB negative, complete mess now... brainfried   09/16/11 10:02 AM
. * Re: Tested positive, WB negative, complete mess now... mariana   09/16/11 04:11 PM
. * Re: Tested positive, WB negative, complete mess now... brainfried   09/17/11 01:10 AM
. * Re: Tested positive, WB negative, complete mess now... mariana   09/17/11 10:55 AM
. * Re: Tested positive, WB negative, complete mess now... brainfried   09/17/11 05:32 PM
. * Re: Tested positive, WB negative, complete mess now... crabmanModerator   09/17/11 10:00 PM

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