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HIV 1 Early Detection Combo Under 2yrs age

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a viral infection that progressively weakens the immune system, leading to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) if left untreated. HIV 1 and HIV 2 are the two main types of the virus, with HIV 1 being more common globally.

  • Test Name HIV 1 Early Detection Combo for < 2yrs age (HIV 1&2 Antibody with p24 Ag capture; HIV Proviral DNA PCR )
  • 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 children under two years of age is a comprehensive test that includes HIV 1&2 Antibody with p24 Ag Capture and HIV Proviral DNA PCR. This combination of tests enables early detection and accurate diagnosis of HIV in children, thereby allowing for prompt treatment and management.

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Frequently Asked Questions

This combination of tests is crucial for diagnosing HIV in children under two years. HIV antibodies in these children may be difficult to detect due to the presence of maternal antibodies. Thus, combining antibody tests with p24 antigen and Proviral DNA PCR testing offers greater accuracy in early diagnosis.

No, fasting is not necessary before this test.

No special preparations are needed for this test.

Your healthcare provider may recommend this test if your child was born to an HIV-positive mother, has been potentially exposed to HIV, or is showing symptoms that may suggest an HIV infection.

This test detects HIV antibodies, the p24 antigen (a protein found on the surface of the HIV virus), and HIV proviral DNA in the blood. A positive result for any of these components generally indicates an HIV infection.

The frequency of testing depends on the child's risk of exposure to HIV. For children born to HIV-positive mothers, the test may be done at multiple time points in the first two years of life, as per healthcare provider's recommendation.

Normal or negative results mean no HIV antibodies, p24 antigen, or HIV proviral DNA were detected in the blood sample. However, negative results must be interpreted cautiously as they might be due to the test being conducted during the window period, i.e., the time it takes after infection for the test to yield a positive result.

Before the test, inform your healthcare provider about any medications your child is taking. After the test, depending on the results, your healthcare provider will guide you on the next steps.

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

In the event of an abnormal or positive test result, you should consult with a healthcare provider specializing in pediatric infectious diseases or HIV/AIDS care.

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

Yes, the combination of these tests (antibody, p24 antigen, and proviral DNA) allows for early detection of HIV infection in children.

A positive result usually indicates that your child is infected with HIV. However, positive results must always be confirmed with follow-up tests.

A healthcare professional will collect a blood sample from a vein in your child's arm using a needle. This sample is then sent to a laboratory for testing.

While medications won't produce false HIV antibodies or antigens, some HIV treatment medications can potentially decrease the amount of virus in the body to undetectable levels. Always inform your healthcare provider about any medications your child is on.

The HIV 1 Early Detection Combo test plays a pivotal role in diagnosing HIV in children under two years of age, allowing for early treatment that can significantly improve their health and quality of life. Understanding the purpose and process of this test is essential for parents and caregivers of children at risk. As with all health matters, maintaining open communication with healthcare providers and pursuing the appropriate follow-up care is key to effective health management.

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