An HIV Test That Is Accurate And Can Be Done At Home?

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Is it accurate to tea HIV independently at home? My first test at the end of August was negative but as of September now there are 2 clear strips but the stris fades over time, how do you do that? Am I positive or negative

1 Answer:

Hello Gusti


Until now, there are two types of HIV testing methods that can be done at home that are quite commonly used. The first method is an examination by taking a little blood from the pierced finger, then the blood will be sent to a laboratory for further examination. This examination is confidential, where the identity is maintained.


Meanwhile, the second method is a quick HIV test, by rubbing it into the mouth to get saliva to be checked. The results of this examination method are quite fast, which is about 20 minutes, and if the result is positive, the person still has to go to the nearest health facility for further assessment. Because the results of the examination may not describe the real conditions.


HIV testing is indeed able to support doctors in determining whether a person is really infected with HIV or not, however, any type of HIV examination must also be compared with the clinical symptoms experienced by the patient and the results of physical examination and even other supporting examinations.


Then the results of the 2 strips both clearly visible and appear faded must (as Gusti experienced) be reconfirmed through a series of examinations by health personnel, so that medical interviews can be conducted regarding complaints and medical history and daily life patterns, then it will be carried out. physical examination to other supporting examinations. Therefore, Gusti still needs to go to a doctor directly so that he can get enough information to prove whether he is HIV positive or not.


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