The recommended primary test for HIV detection is the fourth generation HIV rapid test. You need not be fasting for this test. If there is a recent exposure and the test result comes negative, a confirmatory test needs to be done at three months of last exposure.
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But, this test may not be available in the town where I live. So, please can you recommend any other common blood test for HIV? Is it fasting or nonfasting?
HIV (huamn immunodeficiency virus) rapid test kits are available in all accredited labs. It is available by the name of HIV-1 and 2 rapid antibody test. This test is even available free of cost at integrated counseling testing center (ICTC) which is located in all cities in the civil hospitals.
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What is HIV spot test? How much ml of blood is drawn for this test? In my laboratory report, they have written in their list that HIV test is available. Is it fasting or non-fasting?
HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) spot test is a rapid HIV antibody test. The result is available in less than twenty minutes. Less than 1 ml of blood is required. It can be performed even with a drop of blood drawn by finger prick method. It can be taken non-fasting.
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