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Covid positive after 1 month recovery

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: October 18, 2021 6:44 PM

Anonymous 19 months

Hi, my dad (59yo, patients with diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia) was tested covid positive and recovered for about a month ago. However, he is tested positive again today by using self test kit (saliva test).
I heard that covid patients will still be tested positive within 3 months after recovery, is it true?
Or he indeed gotten covid for the second time?
Doctors, please advise. Thank you.

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Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 19 months
General Practitioner

Hello and good evening
Thank you for your question

Based on your question, I understand that you are worry about your problem. I will try to help you

For your information, covid 19 patient that was recovered from covid 19 will still show a positive result for a long period even after they are said to be recovered. Eventhough the result will show a positive result, they will not spread the virus to the others. It is because the positive result because of the virus or virus fragment (DNA) that was dead.

Therefore, I advise you to refer to a doctor to get a proper treatment. You can also have an online consultation with our doctors for more information and further treatments.

I hope this answer will help you. Thank you.

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Last Updated: Mon Oct 18 2021 18:44:15 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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