HIV Antibody Test Using A Rapid HIV Card

Overview

HIV antibody tests are specifically designed for routine diagnostic testing of adults; these tests are inespensive and extremely accurate. Most people develop detectable antibodies approximately 30 days after infection, although some seroconvert later.

 

The vast majority of people (99%) have detectable antibody by three months after HIV infection; a six month window is extremely rare with modern antibody testing.

Author(s): George KoffuorView Details of Author
Year: 2011
Keywords: hiv, rapid card, hiv test, antibody test
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Introduction

 

The HIV Antibody Test would be demonstrated in this pharmacological programme, using a Rapid HIV Card. The video lesson would demonstrate a diagnostic test of HIV antibodies in human. The principle of this test will be the qualitative detection of antibodies of all isotypes that is specific to HIV-1 including O and HIV-2 in human serum, plasma or whole blood.

 

Objectives

 

Describe the test and test the principle.

Perform the test procedures and interpret the results.

 

Lesson Content

HIV Antibody Test Using A Rapid HIV Card (video)
HIV Antibody Test Using A Rapid HIV Card

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Acknowledgment

 

This programme was produced with support from the following:

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