Alberta Reappraising AIDS Society
|David R. Crowe, President |
Roger Swan, Treasurer
Box 61037, Kensington Postal Outlet
Calgary, Alberta T2N 4S6
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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