Our expert says:
Psychologist: Hi Madyibi,
I’m wondering if you are referring to HIV testing. If so it is possible to be positive and test negative. Most HIV test kits test for antibodies. Antibodies are produced by the body once it recognizes that there is a virus in the body to help fight the virus. It can take from 6 weeks to 12 weeks for your body to recognize that it has the HIV virus and produce antibodies. This is known as the window period. If you do want to be more sure of your negative status it would be advisable to go for another test in at least another month.
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