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HIV Tests

HIV TESTS:

 


                  The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a virus that attacks the immune system. Your immune system protects you from germs that cause infections and make you sick. If HIV is in your system, over time, it lowers the number of healthy immune cells (CD4 cells) that you have to fight infections.


 

Testing for HIV is the only way to know whether you have been infected. 

Tests performed to check HIV are:

  • HIV antibody testing
  • p24 protein testing
  • HIV viral load testing – RT- PCR
  • CD4 count- in blood samples
  • HIV genotypic resistance testing
  • Chest   x-ray