HIV Antibody

$99.00

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About the Test

HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It is a virus that attacks the immune system, specifically the CD4 cells (T cells), which are vital to fighting off infections and diseases. Over time, HIV can weaken the immune system, making it more difficult for the body to fight off infections and diseases. If left untreated, HIV can progress to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), which is the most advanced stage of HIV infection. HIV is primarily spread through sexual contact, but it can also be transmitted through sharing needles or other injecting equipment, from mother to child during pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding, and rarely through blood transfusions. There is no cure for HIV, but antiretroviral therapy (ART) can effectively suppress the virus and help people with HIV live long, healthy lives.

FAQs

Sample Type :

Whole blood collected via fingerstick

Results :

  Results are usually ready within 20 minutes

Price For Test :

    Price: $99

HIV Antibody

HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It is a virus that attacks the immune system, specifically the CD4 cells (T cells), which are vital to fighting off infections and diseases. Over time, HIV can weaken the immune system, making it more difficult for the body to fight off infections and diseases. If left untreated, HIV can progress to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), which is the most advanced stage of HIV infection. HIV is primarily spread through sexual contact, but it can also be transmitted through sharing needles or other injecting equipment, from mother to child during pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding, and rarely through blood transfusions. There is no cure for HIV, but antiretroviral therapy (ART) can effectively suppress the virus and help people with HIV live long, healthy lives.

An HIV antibody test is a test that checks for the presence of antibodies to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in a person’s blood. Antibodies are proteins produced by the immune system in response to an infection, and they can provide evidence of previous or current exposure to the virus.

There are several types of HIV antibody tests, including rapid tests that provide results in as little as 20 minutes and laboratory-based tests that provide results in a few days. The most common type of laboratory-based test is the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), which is highly accurate and widely used.

It’s important to note that there is a period of time after infection (known as the “window period”) when the virus may not yet be detected by an HIV antibody test. During this time, a person may have the virus but still test negative for antibodies. This is why it is recommended to get retested a few weeks or months after a possible exposure to the virus.

What Does This Test Tell Me?

Presence or absence of the HIV antibodies

Test Details:
  • Methodology: Single-Use Rapid immunochromatographic for the detection of antibodies to HIV.
  • Test is FDA approved, has 99.7% sensitivity and 99.9% specificity.