What to Expect at Anonymous HIV Screening

Posted On: December 17, 2009

Here’s what to expect at an anonymous screening:

– You will be given an anonymous questionnaire, and private pre-test counselling.

– You will undergo an OraQuick test, where a swipe is taken from the inside of your mouth.

– You will get your result after 20 minutes, and receive post-test counselling.

– If the result is positive, you will have to go through a second full blood examination. Your doctor will then advise you to seek medical consultation at the Communicable Disease Centre, where trained doctors and counsellors will attend to you.

– A negative test may not mean that you are not infected. If the test is done within the window period – from one to three months after exposure to the virus – antibodies for HIV may not have developed sufficiently to be detected yet. You will need to do another test after three months to be sure.

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