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Rapid HIV Test Approved For the U.S.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved the first “rapid” HIV test that detects both HIV-1 p24 antigen and HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibodies. The “Alere Determine HIV-1/2 Ag/Ab Combo” test has been approved as an aid for the detection of HIV-1 and HIV-2, but is not intended to screen out blood donors. The test was designed as a …

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HIV Test Technology Could Lead To Early Detection

HIV testing has long been a tedious thing for doctors and scientists, who generally use saliva tests which only detect the virus in its later stages. But now, a new method has been developed which could revolutionize the way testing is done in third-world countries, because it is simple to use, requires no expensive equipment, and is ten times more …

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