What to do if the test is positive?
A single positive HIV test is not confirmatory. Before doing anything else, the lab will recommend that another sample should be taken, after 1-2 days, and the test is repeated, but using a different method at a different center.
If the second test by the alternative method is also positive, it is then necessary to go for final confirmation using the Western Blot Assay.
Only after both these two additional tests have been done, can it be said that you are HIV positive.
Hence the test discussed in this article is only a SCREENING test.