Referenced Quotes about HIV/AIDS Tests and Measurements

Alberta Reappraising AIDS Society

David R. Crowe, President
Phone: +1-403-289-6609
Fax: +1-403-206-7717

Roger Swan, Treasurer
Box 61037, Kensington Postal Outlet
Calgary, Alberta T2N 4S6
Phone: +1-403-220-0129

Referenced Quotes about HIV/AIDS Tests and Measurements

Rapid HIV Tests

Rapid HIV tests are used because they produce results more rapidly (surprise, that!). They are recognized as being less accurate than the normal method of HIV testing, in which 2 or 3 ELISA tests (of which the first and one other must be reactive) and a single reactive Western Blot define HIV-seropositivity. However, these tests are popular because they are cheap and quick, and in rich countries are followed up with further testing. In the third world, however, you are lucky to get one confirmed by a repeat test or a single ELISA.


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