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Singapore's HSA recalls 584 faulty HIV screening kits for possible false negative results
 

Singapore's HSA recalls 584 faulty HIV screening kits for possible false negative results

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The Health Science Authority (HSA) has recalled 584 faulty HIV screening kits, in view of reports received alleging that some people in the early stages of HIV infection could have received false negative results. As a precautionary measure, HSA said all 36 healthcare facilities in Singapore have been told to turn to other brands of rapid HIV test kits until further notice.
 
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9 Jun 2017 - General
 
I think the basic diagnostic procedure is more reliable, though it is time consuming. At least, it is accurate. It is obviously debatable on the result because you just prick your finger and the result was around 20 minutes. This will bring a great danger if the patient test on it have a false negative result and have unprotected sex with their partner without knowing they are actually have AIDS. But, this is a rapid test kit,right. Therefore, a proper retest should be carried out to confirm the...
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