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Author Topic: Hiv borderline test result: what does it mean?  (Read 9181 times)

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Offline Brad68

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Hiv borderline test result: what does it mean?
« on: October 13, 2010, 04:34:23 PM »
Hello everyone.

I am a 26-year-old  straight guy who had 8 different partners in the last 18 months for a total of nearly 20 vaginal penetrations with no condom. Yeah, that was very stupid, I know. I wish i could go back in time and punch me right on the balls before that, but I cant.

This 1st of October I got a borderline result to the Elisa Hiv test: the value is 0,55<1. The doctor told me that this result, although it is not common, does not mean that I am positive... means that I COULD be. However, according to him I am NOT positive, but I think he told me that just to keep me calm, coz I was actually freaking out. I made another test, Elisa+Rna, and I am waiting for the result. I am terrified. 

Can anyone told me what does an Elisa test value 0,55<1 really mean?

Offline Brad68

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Re: Hiv borderline test result: what does it mean?
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2010, 05:08:34 PM »
I got another question: the fact that I smoke marijuana everyday may have altered the outcome of the Elisa test?

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Re: Hiv borderline test result: what does it mean?
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2010, 05:15:28 PM »
Hi Brad,

What you received is actually an undetermined result and that is not really that unusual.

Having unprotected vaginal and anal sex is definitely risky. However, in your favor is that it is significantly more difficult to transmit HIV from female to male than the other way round.

For a conclusive negative result you need to test at 13 weeks after the most recent unprotected incident.

And of course for future reference you need to make sure you are always wearing a condom for intercourse.

Your potsmoking would not affect the test result.

Good luck and keep us posted.

Andy Velez

Offline Brad68

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Re: Hiv borderline test result: what does it mean?
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2010, 05:06:09 AM »
The molecular test is N - E - G - A - T - I - V - E



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