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HIV 1 Early Detection Combo for over 2yrs age

HIV 1 Early Detection Combo for over 2yrs age

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a virus that primarily attacks the immune system, leading to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in the advanced stages. The two main types of HIV are HIV-1 and HIV-2, with the former being more prevalent globally.

  • Test Name HIV 1 Early Detection Combo for > 2yrs age (HIV 1&2 Antibody with p24 Ag capture; HIV 1 RNA PCR - Qualitative )
  • Sample Type Blood
  • Preparations Required No fasting or specific preparation is required for this test.
  • Report Time 2 days

The HIV 1 Early Detection Combo for individuals over two years of age combines testing for HIV 1&2 Antibody with p24 Antigen Capture and HIV 1 RNA PCR - Qualitative. This combination of tests can detect HIV infection at an early stage, allowing for prompt treatment and management.

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Frequently Asked Questions

This combination of tests is key to identifying early-stage HIV infection. It can detect the virus sooner than tests that only look for antibodies, thus allowing for timely initiation of antiretroviral therapy, which can delay progression to AIDS.

No, fasting is not required for this test.

No special preparation is necessary for this test.

This test is recommended if you've been potentially exposed to HIV, for example, through unprotected sex, sharing needles, or a blood transfusion. It's also advisable if you're experiencing symptoms that could indicate an HIV infection.

This test checks for HIV 1&2 antibodies, the p24 antigen, and HIV 1 RNA. A positive result for any of these typically indicates an HIV infection.

The frequency of testing depends on your risk of exposure to HIV. If you're at high risk, you should get tested at least once a year.

A normal or negative test result means that no HIV antibodies, p24 antigen, or HIV 1 RNA were detected in the blood sample.

No specific precautions are needed before the test. If the test is positive, follow up with your healthcare provider to discuss treatment options and strategies to prevent transmission to others.

The window period—the time between potential exposure to HIV and when the test can accurately detect the infection—is the main factor that can affect the test results.

If the test result is abnormal or positive, consult with a healthcare provider who specializes in HIV/AIDS care.

The test involves a blood draw, which carries minimal risks, such as minor pain or bruising at the injection site.

Yes, this combination of tests allows for early detection of HIV infection, often before antibodies have been produced.

A positive result typically means that you have been infected with HIV. However, a positive result always needs to be confirmed with a follow-up test.

A healthcare professional will draw a blood sample from a vein in your arm using a needle. The sample is then sent to a lab for testing.

While no medications can create HIV antibodies or antigens, some HIV treatment medications can decrease the amount of virus in the body to undetectable levels. It's always important to inform your healthcare provider about any medications you are taking.

Early detection is a critical component in the management and treatment of HIV. The HIV 1 Early Detection Combo offers invaluable information that can lead to early diagnosis and treatment, improve life expectancy, and decrease the risk of HIV transmission. Understanding this test, its purpose, and process, is vital for individuals at risk. Regular testing and proactive steps towards protection can significantly impact the health and well-being of both individuals and communities.

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