HIV (Saliva)

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The possibility that saliva could be used for HIV screening and diagnosis has been known since 1986. Despite the obvious advantages over venepuncture of ease of collection, safety, compliance and cost, interest in salivary testing has grown relatively slowly. Several studies have demonstrated that salivary anti-HIV testing can be highly accurate, particularly if specimen collection procedure are optimal.

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Awaiting result:

One day

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Collect material:

Blood

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Purpose of the test

The HIV saliva Test is designed to detect the presence of HIV antibodies in an individual. The presence of these antibodies indicates that a person has been infected with the HIV virus. The test is a crucial tool in the early detection of HIV, allowing for timely intervention and management.

Who Should Get Tested

Adolescents and adults between the ages of 13 and 64 undergo HIV testing as part of their routine medical care. Early detection is vital as an HIV-infected person might not show symptoms for many months or even years after infection.

Preparing for the Test
Fasting
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Depending on the type of cholesterol test, you may be required to fast for 9 to 12 hours before the test. This means avoiding all food and drinks except water. Fasting is usually required for a lipid panel, which measures LDL and HDL cholesterol, and triglycerides.
Medications
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Inform your healthcare provider about any medications you are currently taking, including over-the-counter medications and supplements, as they can affect your test results.
Alcohol
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Avoid alcohol consumption for at least 24 hours before the test, as alcohol can raise triglyceride levels.
Exercise
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Avoid heavy exercise for 24 hours before the test, as this can also affect cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Smoking
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Avoid smoking or using any nicotine products for at least 30 minutes before the test, as they can temporarily increase cholesterol levels.
Follow instructions
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Follow any specific instructions provided by your healthcare provider, such as the time of day to take the test or any dietary restrictions.
Interpreting Test Results

A negative result means that no HIV antibodies were detected. However, there's a "window period" of 90 days, meaning if exposure occurred within this period, the test might not detect the antibodies. A positive result necessitates further blood work to confirm the findings.

AI-Powered Insights and Expert Validation
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