HIV Antibody Tests

  1. HIV Immunoassay Testing

    The most reliable method of testing for HIV is the HIV antibody test. Those that are believed to be infected with HIV are urged to go through this type of test so that their HIV status can be correctly determined. How do Immunoassay tests work? When a person gets infected with the HIV, the immune system releases antibodies to the bloodstream that will fight the virus. So, once an individual undergoes Immunoassay tests, the antibodies will be detected if... → Continue reading
  2. Different Types of HIV Tests

    If you had unprotected sex and you think you are at risk of getting HIV infection, you need to get tested immediately. Treatment of HIV can be a lot easier if detected earlier. There are two tests that can be done, an antibody screening test and antigen test. Antibody screening test The antibody screening test, also known as immunoassay test is a process wherein it will check if the body is producing antibodies to fight the HIV infection. It... → Continue reading
  3. What Are Some HIV Testing Methods?

    There are different methods that can be used to test for HIV. Each of these procedures possesses features that make them more attractive to certain people, and they all promise reliability and efficiency in terms of HIV detection. Why you should test for HIV regularly Health professionals and medical officials everywhere increasingly support routine HIV testing as a technique of examining personal overall health and managing the spread of HIV. Bear in mind, HIV can survive on its host... → Continue reading
  4. The ABC of Diagnosing HIV

    Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a virus that attacks the CD4 cells (immunity cells). This attack may, over time, result in a full-blown Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Although it infects the entire body tissues, it is only transmitted through body fluids such as breast milk, vaginal fluid, saliva, blood, and semen. Diagnostic tests are carried out for several reasons such as public health surveillance, the safety of tissue products and blood protection, as well as individual diagnosis. There are... → Continue reading

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