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Human Immunodeficiency Virus 1/O/2 (HIV-1/O/2) Antigen/Antibody (Fourth Generation)
|HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is the virus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome). HIV is a contagious disease that may spread when the blood and bodily fluids of an infected person come into contact with broken skin or mucous membranes of an uninfected person.
The HIV-1 Antibodies test is appropriate for exposure at least 6 months prior to testing.
Abnormal results may require further evaluation by your physician.
Includes: Human Immunodeficiency Virus 1/O/2 (HIV-1/O/2) Antigen/Antibody (Fourth Generation) Preliminary Test With Cascade Reflex to Supplementary Testing when Antibody test is reactive.
Human Immunodeficiency Virus 1 (HIV-1), Qualitative, RNA
The Human Immunodeficiency Virus 1 (HIV-1), Qualitative, RNA test screens patients for the presence of HIV-1, and is used for early detection of the virus. Abnormal results may require further evaluation by your physician.
Please Note: The HIV-1 Qualitative, RNA test is an early exposure test, and is also known as an early detection test which can produce a positive result prior to 28 days after possible exposure; however, you cannot rely on a negative result until after 28 from possible exposure, making this the recommended timeframe for ordering the panel.
What are HIV and AIDS?
HIV is the abbreviation used for the human immunodeficiency virus. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome), a life-threatening disease.
How Do HIV and AIDS Occur?
HIV is not spread through the air, in food, or by casual social contact such as shaking hands or hugging. The virus is passed on only when the blood or sexual secretions enter another person's body. It can also be spread to babies by the breast milk of an infected mother. Spread of the virus can occur during such activities as:
The following groups have the highest risk for HIV infection and the development of AIDS:
What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?
The symptoms of HIV infection and AIDS are usually the symptoms of the diseases that attack the body because of a weakened immune system:
The serious opportunistic diseases that most often affect someone with AIDS include a type of cancer called Kaposi's sarcoma and these infections: Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP), tuberculosis, meningitis, and herpes simplex infections.
How Are HIV and AIDS Diagnosed?
This test is done to see if you are infected with HIV. If this test is positive, another more specific blood test is done to confirm the results.
Questions regarding online blood testing or how to order a lab test?Speak with One of Our Representatives: 1-877-283-7882
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