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False positive ELISA?

After a possible exposure, I tested using a rapid HIV test 7 different times outside the window period. All were negative. I kept wondering about the accuracy of a rapid test, so roughly 2 years after exposure, I tested with an ELISA blood draw. That came back positive. They tested with a Western Blot after, and that was negative. Is it possible for a Western blot to be inaccurate?
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188761 tn?1584567620
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Western blot is a detailed test that is highly accurate. It's conclusive. You are HIV negative.
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Thanks,  Mike. From your knowledge, are rapid tests for HIV accurate. The 7 I took were all the same kind and used blood samples.
Now that you have a negative western blot result after 2 years from your exposure, you have conclusively tested negative, there is nothing left to be desired, it is time for you to forget about this and move on.
Thank you for your reply.
I randomly get these thoughts of what if the western blot didn't pick something up or if it wasn't read correctly.
I guess the 1 positive test really traumatized me.
Would you recommend to test again?
What was your exposure?
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