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A 33-year-old male asked:

So my hiv test results were 1 positive and 1 negative. doc wants to do another test. is there a high chance i'm positive? this has me quite stressed.

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 24 years experience
HIV testing: The 'order' of these tests is important since it could indicate a change in your status following an exposure. If the first test was negative, and then becomes positive - then I would be concerned. However, if it's positive then reports as negative, this could be what we call a 'false positive'--then you breathe a big sigh of relief. The good news is there are fantastic HIV treatments, if needed.

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