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Around in July 2007, i had protected  with a CSW. The incident
made me uncomfortable hence i went for a early detection DNA
PCR test for hiv, early detection test for herpes 1/2,hepatitis
B & C, Chlymadia ,Gonohrrea and syphilis.All came back negative.
Around 3 months or so around close to October 2007, i started
experiencing pain while urinating , i requested a repeat test
for hiv antibody test, herpes 1 & 2,hep b & C and all the other
stds.All tests came back negative.

I went to my doctor, showed him all the test reports, he told
me that my current problem was urethritis and gave me medication
In 2-3 days the pain went away and i was fine.I was happy with my
life and went ahead concentrated on my career.

After 2 years from June 2007, i had to give an hiv test for my
immigration medicals, my doctor told me my hiv test was fine
and i cleared my medicals.I later fell into a relationship and
got married, i was sexually inactive till the period i fell
for my current partner. Just recently in june my wife had a medical
examination for immigration which went well, but later the government
requested to redo her medicals because to our horrors we found out
thats her elisa test was positive but her western blot was negative
for both hiv1 and hiv2.My wife and i are shocked because we never
got involved in any behaviour which could expose us to hiv. Now
i feel guilty that maybe am i infected? and did pass some virus to
my wife, although i was always negative in my tests? . The CSW incident
which happened 3 years ago upsets me
i feel miserable,Doctor please advice
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Western Blot is a confirmatory test used to confirm that someone actually has HIV after a positive screening test for HIV.

So simply put: Your wife was screened for ELISA, it came back positive, and confirmatory testing ruled that the ELISA screening test was a false-positive. Although quite infrequent, these kind of things do happen.

So from the looks of things, neither do you or your wife have HIV.
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