HIV scare in industry

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    That's why every test is confirmed with a Western Blot, which is definitive but more expensive than the standard ELISA, which can (and will) produce an occasional false-positive. FWIW, there's no such thing as a false negative test result.

    Infections generally show up within 6-8 weeks, which is considered definitive in Europe and Massachusetts. The extremely conservative CDC considers a 13-week test definitive. The virus doesn't lurk without our immune system producing antibodies indefinitely. Your belief in that regard doesn't follow the science.

    The only exception to not producing antibodies before 13 weeks is if you're undergoing chemotherapy or have a natural immune-depressing condition like Lupus.

    I've lived with HIV longer than you've been alive. Knowledge = power.
     
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    Thanks for the response, Bbucko. I've seen you post on here before and I appreciate your input. I hope one day very soon they have a cure for HIV and AIDS.
     
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    Wouldn't that be grand, sweetheart? :wink:
     
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