The Accuracy Of The HIV Test?
6 years ago I was doing risky activities and now I just did an HIV check with HIV onestep and a few minutes later a strip appeared on C and I read it turned out to be HIV negative and so far I have never felt any symptoms similar to HIV. Is the result accurate yes? ..
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HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks the immune system. This virus can be transmitted from sexual intercourse that changes partners, repeated use of syringes, transmission from mother to fetus, piercings or tattoos, blood transfusions. While the HIV transmission media can be transmitted from semen, vaginal fluid, breast milk, consumables such as enough knives, piercings, needles and syringes that are used repeatedly, and are exposed to the patient's blood when he has an open wound. The HIV virus cannot be transmitted through kissing, water, eating utensils, or touching.
A person will not be easily infected with HIV, if you have a good immune system. Unless there is an open wound from an HIV sufferer who accidentally hits a part of your body that is also injured, then the possibility of transmission of the condition can occur.
Someone who is infected with the HIV virus often does not show symptoms in the early days of infection. This condition can last for months or even years until it can cause symptoms.
There is a term window, which is the time for the HIV virus to enter the body to multiply and produce antibodies. The window period generally occurs between 7-12 weeks after transmission. During this time the HIV virus could be detected or not yet detected.
Therefore HIV testing needs to be carried out over a 90 day period to ensure that the antibodies are in sufficient quantities so that they can be detected by testing.
At present, HIV testing can be done with a variety of testing methods including the Elisa test, Western blot and HIV rapid test. Rapid HIV testing uses blood samples from the fingertips dripped in the space provided. This test is relatively fast, practical and quite accurate. But the disadvantages of this tool if the tool is damaged can make a false positive or false negative result.
Noteworthy is the rapid examination / rapid HIV test cannot replace the results of other laboratory blood tests (Elisa Western blot) and cannot be used as a benchmark or final decision of HIV disease, especially for someone who has done activities at risk. Negative results do not mean definitely not infected with the virus. Vice versa, a positive result does not mean it must have contracted the virus. To ensure this, additional laboratory tests are needed and are carried out on an ongoing basis.
To find out more about the disease, we suggest having a discussion and examination with your nearest doctor.
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