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"Dr Jonathan Mermin, director of the HIV unit at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said people who receive negative results should take the test again after three months, because it can take weeks before antibodies to HIV appear."
However, what if the test results are positive and the individual finds out they have HIV? Home-testing seems like a good step towards allowing patients to get tested but what about the system of support if the diagnosis is positive? Perhaps they will then go on and contact their doctor, or maybe they might fret about the diagnosis and be reticient to contact their doctor?