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is hiv-antibody test paper 100 safe?
Jun 17, 2001

hello dear sir,

i have once got a piece of hiv-antibody test paper from a doctor friend, and did the blood test myself at home. later i know the test paper use the hiv antigen to find the antibody, so i am very nervous and worried. it is said the antigen in that paper is made through gene engineering, but i still wonder during the procedure, if it is possible that the antigen can contain the dangerous hiv rna,though extremely rarely? can i be infected? shall i test it in a hospital for sure?

great thanks in advance.

Response from Dr. Henry

You can't get HIV infected from an HIV test paper. There is no intact infectious virus present for you to get infected from. KH

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