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Kirkhaven1
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Chances of False Positives? Maybe Im In Denial
      06/15/13 10:09 PM

Hi there TB!
I do not know if this is my denial or if it is just being hopeful. In any case, i was diagnosed Positive by the use of a rapid and then a secondary test, i am not sure if it was an ELISA? but after the second positive, 2 vials of my blood were taken from vein and sent to a lab for what id assume would be PCR and Western Blot testing? I am currently awaiting these results.

In the last 6 months ive had 3 sexual partners one of which is my boyfriend. We have ALWAYS used protection and there have never been any condom breakages, the only thing unprotected was oral, which if im not mistaken does not carry the same amount of risk as penetrative. My last result came back negative in January, and i test regularly (every 4-6 months)

While i am beginning to accept reality, and have begun to attend support/mental crisis backup the results have left me a little confused and bewildered as i have always gone to lengths to be safe and sensible

My questions are

1.What tests / test order are standard when being tested in clinic? Is it Rapid , ELISA then Western/PCR? Just want to know how confirmatory the tests are before the lab work comes back.

2. Is there still a possibility of there being false positives produced after the use of two different tests have returned?

While symptoms alone cannot be a solid indicator for the presence of HIV, i havent experienced any sort of seroconversion (besides the stress and anxiety i now have)

Any advice or answer would be greatly appreciated

Thankyou and sorry for my post appearing mis or disorganised
Kirk

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