A man developed HIV-1 antibodies, which disappeared spontaneously. He had negative HIV viral load and p24 antigen tests and did not develop immunosuppression. Further investigations suggest the HIV-positive result was a nonspecific reaction. An alternative explanation is that he was exposed to HIV and had a “near-miss” HIV infection.
A man developed HIV-1 antibodies, which disappeared spontaneously. Further investigations suggest that this was a nonspecific reaction.
From the *HIV/GUM Directorate, Chelsea and Westminster Healthcare NHS Trust, London SW10 9NH, United Kingdom; †Centre for Infections, Health Protection Agency, London NW9 5HT United Kingdom; ‡Department of Virology, Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust, London W12 0HS United Kingdom
Correspondence: Dr. Katherine M. Coyne, Specialist Registrar in HIV/GUM, St Stephen's Centre, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, 369 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9NH, United Kingdom. E-mail: email@example.com.
Received August 30, 2006, and accepted November 29, 2006.