HIV Antigen Tests

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. What's All The Fuss About HIV Antibodies and Antigens?

    The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a sexually Transmitted disease that quickly sends a shiver down the spine with great fear gripping the audience, listener, or reader whenever it is mentioned. This is largely because of the deadly nature of the virus and the fact that it is still impossible to cure as at today, thereby making it very expensive to manage whenever one or one’s family member has the infection. Antibodies, on the other hand, are tiny proteins... → 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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