Which Is The Correct Opinion?
The HIV test is done by detecting the presence of antibodies produced by the immune system as a reaction to infection from the virus on examination. One of the samples used is blood or by checking the presence of the virus in the body. The formation of antibodies itself occurs most rapidly after 3 weeks of exposure to the virus, so the fastest examination can be done 3 weeks after exposure or taking risky measures but optimally, HIV testing is carried out 3 months after exposure.
If a negative result is obtained, it is necessary to re-check the next 3-6 months and if it comes back negative, a re-examination can be done 3-6 months afterwards to make sure it is really negative not infected. The time used is after exposure, if previously carrying out risky actions for more than 3 months then the examination is correct but it needs to be repeated within 3 months after the first test, if in doubt you can check it at another health facility.
What is more important is not to return to taking action at risk of HIV transmission such as having unprotected sex with HIV sufferers or whose sexual history is not clear, avoiding using syringes together or using injecting drugs, contaminated blood products or others.
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dr. Adhi P.