AIDS/HIV test indeterminate...Long!!
Okay! Last week I went to my regular checkup with my Dr. At the end of my apt she said...."I need to talk to you about something. Let me start by saying you are FINE. Okay?" I said okay and she began to tell me how my HIV Western blot test came back indeterminate, at my last apt 4 weeks ago.( the western blot test, tests for antibodies present when you have HIV.) she said she doesn't like telling people over the phone,at that they have to be retested In a month. So she just waited to tell me.
She then showed me my test results and how its rated on a number system 0-2. 0 being negative , 1 being a slight presence, and 2 being positive. I was zero in all but one category, and in the last category I had a 1 rating. She said she doesn't think I have HIV and that a false positive or indeterminate result is very common but that they need to do the western blot test again ( then she told me how to look up my test results online, because she was doing a humanitarian trip this week.)
Come to Tuesday .I look online, and the second test came back indeterminate again. I freaked called the Dr, and the nurse filling in said she didn't really know anything, or what to tell me! I went home crying and had another sleepless night.
DH called today and demanded someone explain what a second indeterminate result ment. They basically told him, it is good that nothing changed to positve and that a second indeterminate test is good because my body is probably producing this antibody due to my pregnancy. But then they called back and said they need more blood to run a test actually testing for HIV and not just the presence of antibodies. I went over straight from work and gave more blood.
I have to wait until Saturday to get those results and I am freaking out!I got tested at 4 weeks for HIV for my life insurance and it came back negative, but this is the worst feeling ever!!! It is consuming me! Has anyone else gone through this?