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05 Dec 2005

Contradictory HIV results
My boyfriend (who is usually never ill) recently had some sort of viral infection. His doctor, after finding a low lymphocyte count, sent him for an Elisa HIV test, which was positive. He then sent him for further, more conclusive testing, which was negative, but now the doctor is saying that, regardless of the negative result, he has HIV? How is this possible? Is that second test not conclusive?
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HIV Counsellor

01 Jan 0001

This sounds extremely strange. Why send somebody for a confirmatory test if the result of the confirmatory test is dismissed out of hand?

If this is really what happened, consider getting a second opinion from another docter.

While unsure though, ask your boyfriend to take the precaucions necessary for a HIV+ person. Could this be what your docter meant?

Stay well
Laurent
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