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False Positive OraSure HIV1/HIV2 test after having an acute illness...HELP!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 10, 2006
  • 06:17 PM

I had an illness that gave me a nonraised pink rash on my stomach and chest, chills, fever, headache, muscle aches, loss of appetite, and sore throat. I did a search online and one of the conditions that appeared was HIV acute infection, along with stuff like Scarlet Fever, mononucleosis, and even Ebola. The std-tech who did the test, he said "well you're not at risk, but I'll do it anyway". The test yielded a positive ELISA with a reference range falling under the "non-reactive" range, followed by a non-reactive Western Blot. He said it's conclusive.
I later took a blood/urine test for syphilis, gonherrea, Hepatitis A B & C, and again for HIV, all negative except for a "false positive" HIV. My long term girl friend took the same tests and all were negative.

I've since had a sore throat that comes and goes. What tests should I get now? I want to know why the test was a false positive, and what's making my throat sore.

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