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Lyme Disease vs HIV testing

HiCan you please explain the similarities and differences between lyme disease testing and hiv testing? Is it possible for someone who has been tested positive for the ELISA and western blot tests may not neccessarily be infected with HIV? The...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The combination of ELISA and Western blot are very good at detecting HIV. The ELISA is less specific but is sensitive - menaing it has permits false positives so as not to miss people with antibodies to HIV. The Western blot is more specific so... Read more »

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