I think in all likelihood everything will be fine, although in my experience this always causes great upset and disturbance so I'm not surprised you are alarmed.
All biological tests have a false result rate associated with them. I obviously don't know what test it was exactly but it sounds as though you have probably had a false weak positive. These are not common but do happen and we have had our fair share of them in my clinic. As I say, it always causes alarm.
I think the Western Blot will very ikely be returned as a negative. I would suggest if you are able and the tests are available to have an HIV DUO = a 4th generation combined HIV 1 and 2 antibody and p24 antigen test. If that is negative at 28 days then I think that will conclusively rule out HIV for you.
very best wishes, Sean
Thanks Sean. So many tings are going through my mind right now.
Should I read anything into 120 against a cutoff of 100?
Hello again Gaz,
no, I wouldn't read anything into it - just relax if possible and wait until the further tests come through. I think you'll be fine.
very best, Sean
The Western Blot came back negative. Extremely happy.
The blood was taken only about 4 weeks after the incident. I know this is pretty early but due to the low risk of the incident and the advice on here I a thinking of putting it behind me and not bothering to test again at 3 months. Do you think this is wise?
Ace! You lucky little sweetheart! Congratulations bro!