Nigerians have been warned to be wary about labs in Lagos issuing false HIV results to extort patients.
A UK-based Nigerian doctor, Olufunmilayo, has taken to Twitter to raise alarm about the illegal activity of some labs issuing false HIV results.
According to him, some labs in Lagos are giving people false HIV results and making money from unsuspecting victims who are then thrown into depression.
He also said revealed that many labs have also given many people wrong genotype results.
Read his tweets below:
"ATTENTION: I just heard some labs in Lagos are giving people a false HIV result. They declare you as “HIV positive” when you are not.
They use expired test strips just to make money from unsuspecting victims who are then thrown into depression.
PLS BE CAREFUL
PLEASE if you have done an HIV test, regardless of the result, make sure you repeat it in another two reputable places.
Especially if the result is positive in one Centre.
It may be false. It may be wrong.
Don’t let someone throw you into a state of psychological brouhaha.
And IF any hospital or laboratory gives you a FALSE result which you later found out was wrong by repeating the test elsewhere, SUE THEM.
SUE THEIR ASS!
Speak with a lawyer and demand for millions in compensation due to the emotional and psychological damage.
You must sue.
A lawsuit is the only way many of these unscrupulous businessmen and fraudsters running laboratories can be stopped from this nonsense.
Many of them are only bothered about money and nothing but money.
Imagine telling someone they are HIV positive and they go kill themselves?
How do you later explain to the family who has lost a loved one due to a false laboratory test result that actually the HIV result was wrong? What sort of nonsense is that?
If the person is married, do you know that can tear the family apart?
This is complete absolute madness.
And that also reminds you-
Many labs have also given many people WRONG genotype results.
A friend of mine was told he was AS then SS then SC- at a point he was told “inconclusive genotype”.
Like say na INEC conduct the test.
Please make sure you recheck your genotype also.
Many relationships have ended because people were given wrong HIV & Genotype results.
It’s absolutely horrendous and terrifying.
Please make sure you double check whenever you get those kind of test results. Especially on something as sensitive like HIV and Genotype.