Malaysia's #1
Health Forum

Health screening for HIV

Answered by: Dr Ramzdhan

Last Updated: July 23, 2019 12:49 PM

Anonymous 12 months

I would like to know How accurate is blood test compared to a HIV test kit? Last protected sex was in 6 April 2019,i did a health screening on 14 June 2019… my convern is, if its positive i would have know by June right? Or any chance it’ll be reactive by now?

Dr Ramzdhan 14 months
General Practitioner

Greetings. Your question is highly appreciated. However, the following description regarding the query is a general description to your current condition. Click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to converse with our doctors for further personalised explanation.

How long it takes for HIV test results to come back will depend on the type of test you are taking. If you’re taking a rapid test, you will be given your results within 20 minutes.

Other types of tests will be sent to a laboratory and it may take between a few days and a few weeks for you to receive a final result.

These tests are very reliable, but if your result comes back positive, you should have a second confirmatory test to double check. If this is also positive, you will get an HIV diagnosis, after which you can start treatment.

To further explore into your condition accurately, further information via discussion is required before reaching a conclusion. Therefore, it is suggested that you refer this to a medical doctor. Please click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to speak with our doctors on the line for personalised online consultation. Thank you.

Last Updated: Tue Jul 23 2019 12:49:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
4.88
Online Consultation
Talk to a doctor or Infectious Disease Specialist Specialist online about HIV from anywhere you are without having to queue anymore
Doctor Consult
RM19.99
Specialist Consult
From RM80
Anonymous
HIV atau Human Immunodeficiency Virus Saya lelaki berumur 21 tahun dan telah melakukan seks bersama seorang wanita, persoalan saya adakah hubungan pertama kali antar kedua dua pasangan itu boleh terjangkiti HiV ? Dan hubungan yang s… Read more...
5 months
Anonymous
Saya seorang transgender dan Ada hiv Saya seorang transgender dan Ada hiv…bolehkah saya mengamalkan pil hormone/pil perancang kehamilan Read more...
5 months
Anonymous
Adakah AIDS boleh pulih? Hi doktor, Saya ingin bertanya tentang peluang untuk pesakit HIV yang telah terkena jangkitan oportunistik spt TB, Meningitis. Setahu saya mereka ini dlm kategori AIDS. Jadi, kalau mereka menja… Read more...
9 months
Anonymous
Private HIV ART Treament in Malaysia - Confidentiality I am a 34 year old male and I may have been exposed to HIV during intercourse 8 days ago with a female sex-worker as the protection that I was wearing came off but I continued with the vaginal p… Read more...
6 months
Anonymous
HIV infection and risj Hi doctor, I suspected that I have HIV. I’m having mild fever, fatigue and cough. I had a protected anal and unprotected oral sex 4 days ago. I need help Read more...
10 months
Ask Doctor For Free Malaysia Day celebrations: RM15 off