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Should i get an ELISA or western blot test if my hiv1&2 rapid tests come out negative? Hiv rapid is reliable?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: PCR

The reason i would urge you to get the pricey pcr is that is is clear that you are worried, and it is costing you emotional energy.
Pcr is the gold standard and will give you the right answer before either of the others. I hope things turn out well, but having HIV is no longer a death sentence. Good luck, live and love responsibly, and keep taking a proactive approach to your health.

In brief: PCR

The reason i would urge you to get the pricey pcr is that is is clear that you are worried, and it is costing you emotional energy.
Pcr is the gold standard and will give you the right answer before either of the others. I hope things turn out well, but having HIV is no longer a death sentence. Good luck, live and love responsibly, and keep taking a proactive approach to your health.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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