HIV Diagnosis

  1. The Benefits Of Using HIV Home Tests

    The Benefits Of Using HIV Home Tests
    Twenty percent of patients with HIV are not aware they are HIV infected. HIV home tests were recently approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These tests have been examined and recognized to work effectively. Get a swab sample and put it inside the vial that is included with the HIV test kit.HIV home tests were recently approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These tests have been examined and recognized to work effectively. → Continue reading
  2. The 13 signs of HIV

    At the onset of HIV infection, at least 90% of people infected with HIV will start experiencing symptoms that will tell them something is wrong with their body. If you know you are at risk of possibly having any sexually transmitted disease, this is the right time to get checked. 40% to 90% of people who had chanced exposure to HIV, experience flu-like symptoms known as an acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) a month or two after HIV entered the body... → Continue reading
  3. 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
  4. HIV And HAART

    What Is HAART Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapies are the current therapies for human immunodeficiency virus. While there is no cure for human immunodeficiency virus HAART therapies can reduce the amount of human immunodeficiency virus in the blood. With the viral load lower the body will make new healthy T-cells. HIV patients can live a fairly normal lifespan if they adhere to treatments and make healthy choices in food and get adequate physical activity. How Do HAART Therapies Work? First... → Continue reading
  5. Australia's HIV Statistics Would Blow Your Mind

    Australia is a relatively crime-free country but unfortunately, she could not hold her fort against the scourge of HIV. Below are part of the HIV statistics in the country based on Kimberly Institute’s summary of 2015 from the HIV surveillance report. These stats talk about real human beings and calls for caution among folks at-risk of contracting the disease. From 1984 to 2015 there were 36,171 cases of HIV in Australia with more males infected than females. Cases of... → Continue reading
  6. How HIV Is Diagnosed

    If you suspect a possibility of being infected with HIV, you can now do a home test, meaning there is no need to drive to the nearest hospital anymore.  HIV tests aim to check the presence of HIV in your body through blood or saliva. HIV tests can be done by checking for HIV antigen that develops after 12 weeks after contracting the virus. HIV Home Test To do a home test for HIV antigen, you start by swabbing... → Continue reading
  7. Common Causes of HIV

    The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) attacks the immune system of a person infected with the virus. When the immune system, which happens to be the body’s natural defense or shield becomes weak, the body generally becomes susceptible to other forms of diseases. The virus which gives way for these infections is subsequently referred to as HIV. HIV is caused by a host of activities going on inside the body, step by step compromising the immune system until such a... → Continue reading
  8. How Does Europe Fair on the HIV/AIDS Statistics Chart?

    In 2017, approximately 40 million people worldwide were living with HIV. That is indeed alarming. The pandemic of the viral infection has held nations in a siege since the 1980s when a major medical discovery of a virus that terminates the life of its host with no treatment being able to satiate it was discovered. Other than being transmitted predominantly through sexual intercourse, HIV has not only brought disease of the body to its sufferers, the psychological trauma that... → Continue reading
  9. 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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