HIV Antibody Test Using A Rapid HIV Card


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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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.




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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