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doubt with test
Jan 12, 2013

dear sir, i have a confusion about hiv testing, i went for hiv test in a laboratory that person took my blood and keep in a glass after that he keep in centrifuge but when they start centrifuge then it vibrate and some blood jumps and fall down but in that glass some still blood was there then laboratory person used that blood for hiv testing by rapid test kit, and result becomes negative then dears i have doubt that can the result false due to jump of blood in centrifuge. please help me.

Response from Ms. Southall

Hi Though not the best way to handle blood with it splashing out of the tube, the test is accurate. The test looks for antibodies that your body starts developing against HIV. The guidelines for testing are to be initially tested at 3 weeks post exposure and then again at 90 days if that test is negative than so are you!

Be well and stay safe, Shannon



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