AIDS serology test

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AIDS serology test (AIDS screen, HIV antibody test, Western blot test, ELISA)

a test used to detect the antibody to the human immunodeficiency virus. Home testing kits are now available in addition to the tests performed by health care providers.
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In addition to their HIV antibody test, the company offers an HIV RNA test that can detect HIV earlier than conventional testing; it can be given 9-11 days after exposure.
MPH, dean and professor of epidemiology of the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University: "Abbott's HIV antibody test was a pivotal public health milestone that ushered an era of scientific progress against AIDS, in which untold millions of lives were saved through enhanced detection of the virus and prevention of its transmission.
The infection cannot be detected in newborns using the typical HIV antibody test, and must be detected with other techniques, including viral load testing.
The claim was that the defendant doctor, Dr Oei, was negligent in failing to diagnose AT's HIV illness and to counsel him to have an HIV antibody test.
Researchers think that their results confirm that in areas of high HIV prevalence, the sensitivity of a single HIV antibody test can be as low as 96% because of the presence of significant numbers of previously unrecognised acute HIV infections in the population being tested.
The Food and Drug Administration approves an HIV antibody test.
If your HIV antibody test is negative, you are either uninfected or in the early stages of infection before your body produces HIV antibodies.
Immunofluorescence antibody testing and Western blot (or other approved manufacturer's EIA kit) testing on another blood sample were used as confirmatory tests on positive or indeterminate HIV antibody test results.
Volunteers will receive an official letter explaining the trial, and stating that they might test positive on an HIV antibody test even though they are not infected.
This means one is every three patients is now having the HIV antibody test.
1985 - The US medical system begins to test blood products for HIV/AIDS as the FDA approves the first HIV antibody test.
The authors wrongly contend that the HIV antibody test is plagued by false positives.