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Old 01-26-2013, 07:02 AM   #1
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Unhappy Postive ELISA, indeterminate Western Blot - P24 reactive

I've been married and with the same partner 6 years. I have been 100% monogamous. I donate blood and have a ny blood center donor card. My last donation was July 2012. We decided to start planning a family and I wasn't getting pregnant so I visited a fertility specialist. Before we could start treatment we both had to undergo thorough testing for multiple things - HIV included. My husband came back negative and I came back with a positive ELISA, indeterminate Western Blot - P24 reactive. I'm freaking out!!!! Yesterday they took more blood for an RNA test. I'm so scared. I don't do drugs, I'm monogamous, I work in an office building and my husband is negative. What is going on???

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Old 01-26-2013, 07:17 AM   #2
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Re: Postive ELISA, indeterminate Western Blot - P24 reactive

Hi belly. False Positives are somthing we see quiet often on this forum. They happen for many reasons, even a simple bug could create it or its just the test. Personally i would have had another antibody test done at that time. The p24 is often a false reading. To be positive on a WB you would required and least 5 values to be positive, hence why you were not. Even a rapid test will be fine. Its not likley you will have HIV if your partner is negative is it?

My advice, try not to worry although i can see why you are, take another antibody test at a different centre and take it from their while they do the RNA test.
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