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Immunofluorescent assay (IFA)

A blood test sometimes used to confirm ELISA results instead of using the Western blotting. In an IFA test, HIV antigen is mixed with a fluorescent compound and then with a sample of the patient's blood. If HIV antibody is present, the mixture will fluoresce when examined under ultraviolet light.
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IFA

immunofluorescent antibody.
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The Odu Ifa also serves as a rich and ancient resource from which Kawaida womanism draws its essential and enduring insights and principles for conceptualizing and carrying out its self-affirming and emancipatory project (Karenga, M.
It is important to note here that the world eniyan in Yoruba, the language of the Odu Ifa, means both human being(s) and chosen one(s), linking the two identities in both moral meaning and divinely assigned mission.
The three world-encompassing roles and responsibilities divinely assigned to women in the Odu Ifa are interrelated and flow from the identity of all humans as eniyan, chosen ones, those divinely chosen to bring good in the world.
This, of course, would place her at the center of the ethical and spiritual teachings which accompany and inform the divination process and practice as expressed in the Odu Ifa itself.
Secondly, we understand ourselves as eniyan, chosen ones, chosen by both heaven and history to bring good in the world as the Odu Ifa teaches us.
Our legacy cultures in Odu Ifa asks if we are ready to do the hard work required to re-shape our destinies and the worlds in which we live, breathe, and have our being.
Another is the principle of harmony and restitution expressed in Odu Ifa.