Test for HIV / AIDS

Details on HIV testing can be found at many sites, including aids.org.

 


Test for HIV / AIDS can help with the following

Immunity  

AIDS / Risk

HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, can be diagnosed from a mouth swab as accurately as from a blood sample, Canadian scientists said. This is a pain-free, non-invasive saliva test. Researchers from McGill University in Montreal said that their saliva HIV test OraQuick HIV 1/2 was 99% accurate for HIV in high-risk populations and about 97% in low-risk populations. [The Lancet Infectious Diseases, January 24, 2012]



Key

Highly recommended

Glossary

HIV

Abbreviation for human immunodeficiency virus, a retrovirus associated with onset of advanced immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).

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