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Tests for HIV: ELISA, Western Blot, and Others

HIV is a virus that attacks the immune system. If HIV infection isn’t treated, a person can develop AIDS, which is a prolonged and often fatal condition. HIV is spread through vaginal, oral, or anal sexual contact. It’s also spread through blood, blood factor products, injection drug use, and breast milk. To test for HIV, a series of blood screenings may be done, including one called the ELISA test. Read on to learn how these tests are done, what to expect during the tests, and what the results can mean. What are the ELISA test and the HIV differentiation assay? The enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), also known as an enzyme immunoassay (EIA), detects HIV antibodies and antigens in the blood....

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How to Use HIV Saliva Rapid Test at Home?

Are you still wondering how to use the HIV1/2 saliva rapid test at home? Look no further! This simple and convenient test can be done in the comfort of your own home. HIV1/2 saliva test 3kits $24 HIV1/2 blood test 3kits $22 Before starting the test, make sure that you have read and understood all instructions provided with the kit and do not eat or drink for at least 15 minutes before you perform the test. Step 1 Collect Remove the cap after taking out the dilution, and place it horizontally on the table. Tear the pouch to take out the saliva collector. Gently swab the cotton pad along your upper gums for 5 to 6 times and then use...

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