Im a 32 yr old male, I went last week for my routine check ups due to me having heart conditions. I got my routine check up in which i get blood test done and they check me for everything. My doctor calls me today and says that I tested positive for HIV on one test but negative on the confirmation test, im not sure what this means. My Dr. told me not to worry that she thinks its because of my other illness... is that true can other illnesses affect an HIV test. Im worried but then im not I really love my doctor and I trust her word. I want to know if anyone has had this type of issue with and HIV test coming back postive negative?? I also have had the flu for a little over a week with and upper respiratory...they drew my blood for my check up while i was still sick with the flu. Ive heard and read that there are certain things that can make an HIV test turn out like mine did. Please give me some advice cause im going a little crazy. Thanks you!View Thread
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