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Concern After a Series of HIV Positive Test Kits Leak

Photo of the leaked test kits

A whooping twenty Rapid HIV test kits with blood samples under examination have made way to social media contrary to medical ethics of non-disclosure.

However, what shocked many social media users who was the visible results of the HIV rapid test which can effectively detect both HIV-1 and HIV type 2 (HIV 1/2) within a 20 minutes time frame.

From the photo of the 20 samples which has since gone viral, all of them had characteristic two lines which is medically interpreted as HIV positive.

The positive tests has sent a chilling and urgent message among social media users on the need to be protected at all times and cost since it appears more people are infected in silence and won't easily disclosed to third parties for fear of stigmatization.

At the time of going to the press, the identity of the origin of the samples had not yet been disclosed on whether it was from a rogue medical worker with ill intentions who deliberately took the photo, or a third-party who got them where the samples were poorly disposed.

According to Canadian centre for occupational health and safety, used HIV test kits should be placed in bags and disposed according to policy for infectious waste.

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