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HIV Antigen and Antibody measures the amount of HIV antibodies and antigens in the blood.

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Frequently Asked Questions

To determine if you have human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. More importantly their presence can be detected in the blood soon after exposure, so that appropriate treatments can be taken in order to control the infection from getting aggressive. In a nutshell, it allows for detection of early infections.

Your doctor may recommend this test for you if you are in the age group of 16 to 64. You may also need an HIV test if you are at higher risk for infection. HIV mainly spreads through sexual contact and blood, so you may be at a higher risk for HIV if you:

  • Are a man that has had sex with another man
  • Have had sex with an HIV-infected partner
  • Have had multiple sex partners
  • Have injected drugs, such as heroin, or shared drug needles with someone else

HIV has flu like symptoms like:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Rashes in the body
  • Night sweating
  • Muscle and joint aches
  • Sore throat
  • Lethargic
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Mouth ulcers

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the cause of AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). HIV screening tests detect the HIV antigen (p24) and/or HIV antibodies that are produced in the blood in response to HIV virus invasion. It helps in early detection of the infection as the antigen and antibody appear early in the infection soon after exposure.

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