The HAV Test Results Are Negative, Should I Retest?
Good Morning, r nI want to ask, about 2 weeks ago I had a blood check for HIV testing, and the results were negative. R n r n Do I have to check for the second time, and how many months to minimum I return a blood check that ??? r n r nBecause I am still curious about why in my body there are still red spots that appear then disappear. r n r nWhat is the cause why ?? r n r nThank you …
HIV testing is done to see whether the body has a specific antibody or not, when a person is indeed infected with HIV, the body will respond by releasing special antibodies that are ready to attack the virus.
When first exposed to the HIV virus, the body usually does not directly produce these antibodies. Therefore, for the first time you check the HIV virus, the results you may receive are HIV negative because the test has not detected any body antibodies.
These special antibodies will only form about three months after the body is exposed to the virus. The time interval is called a window period (window period). During this window period, transmission of the HIV virus is still possible and a person can experience HIV infection if carrying out activities that carry the risk of transmitting HIV.
Usually HIV testing will not be done once, but several times with an interval of three months. In fact, some doctors also recommend conducting tests for up to six months, to confirm the results of previous examinations.
If it has been proven to be free of HIV, it is advisable to maintain your health status, live a healthy lifestyle, and avoid things that can make you infected. However, if indeed infected with HIV, immediately continue treatment with a doctor for further treatment.
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