HIV Test in Gurgaon

HIV Test in Gurgaon

Human immunodeficiency virus, also known as HIV, damages our immune system’s ability to combat infections. It is transmiited sexually. Everyone who is between the ages of thirteen and sixty four and is sexually active should get themselves tested for HIV, irrespective of their sexual orientation.

Read further to know more about the HIV test in Gurgaon, including test price and cost, side effects, procedures, etc.

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AN OVERVIEW

Why is the HIV test done?

An HIV test is done if you develop or experience the following symptoms:

  • Weight loss
  • Night sweats
  • Fever
  • Burnout
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • White patches in your throat and
  • mouth
  • Diarrhea
  • Pneumonia
  • Red spots on your skin or in your mouth
  • Amnesia
  • Depression
What does the HIV test measure?

If the sample collected from your blood or your saliva has antibodies for HIV, it means you have gotten infected with the disease. However, if these antibodies are absent, you are safe and have not contracted the infection.

Risks/side effects of HIV Test

No side effects and risks are associated with the HIV test.

Parameters and other tests included in the HIV test:

After getting the HIV test results, regularly getting oneself screened for the disease may also be required. Also, other tests can be done to check the functioning of your immune system and to determine the viral load during or after the prescribed treatment.

 

Comments:
  • An HIV test may give false negatives during the window period. Thus, another test for confirmation can be conducted after the window period is over to get an accurate result.
  • On the other hand, false-positive results can occur if a person is pregnant or has rheumatoid arthritis, leprosy, alcoholic hepatitis, etc.
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Choose from a wide range of certified labs which undergo regular audits to ensure accuracy. Delay in reporting of your test result, without prior information, entitles you for a refund. Your Flebo.in account maintains the history of your test reports, irrespective of the chosen lab.

Our Phlebotomists are trained and qualified under a unique program designed by industry experts, who use FDA approved pre-analytical consumables for sampling.
Customer satisfaction is our utmost priority, and a Phlebotomist from Flebo.in will guarantee you:

 

Punctuality – Sample collection at your chosen time

 

Attentiveness – Concerned to handle your pre-test anxiety

Safety – Ensuring proper hygiene during the visit

Skillfulness – Certificate shared with you before the visit

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FAQs

What is HIV?

HIV test is conducted to check whether someone has gotten infected with the virus. It is usually done when they are showing the symptoms associated with the disease.
Getting tested for HIV at the right time can help in preventing its spread and also in halting it from developing into its advanced stages via a proper treatment.
Human immunodeficiency virus is of two types: HIV-1 and HIV-2.

  • HIV-1 is the most common type found throughout the globe. It was also the first to be discovered. It spreads more rapidly than HIV-2.
  • HIV-2 is less harmful as compared to HIV-1 as its load is low. It is mainly found in West Africa.

It is important to note that while HIV can spread from one person to another, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), which is the last stage of HIV, cannot be passed to others. Currently, no effective treatment is available for completely getting rid of HIV from the body. However, certain methods and treatment plans can help HIV-positive people to live a normal and healthy life and in reducing their chances of developing AIDS.

What can one do to prevent the spread of HIV?

Using condoms during sexual intercouse, not sharing needles, lowering your number of sexual partners, taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) accordingly, etc are some of the measures one can take to reduce the spread of HIV.

What are the different types of HIV tests that are available?

Antibody test, antigen/antibody test, and nucleic acid tests are available for HIV testing. Rapid self-test and mail-in-self-test are also available for getting yourself tested for HIV at your home. All of these have different time periods for displaying the results. The prices of these tests are unique. The method of their conduction also varies.

When is the HIV test performed?

If you have been exposed to the virus or if you are at a risk for contracting it, an HIV test can be performed. These include the following situations:

  • If you have had sexual intercourse with an HIV-positive person.
  • If you have had homosexual relationships.
  • If you have shared needles or if you intake drugs.
  • If you have shared marital aids.
  • If you have been infected with Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C.
  • If you have had multiple sexual partners.
  • If you have been a victim of sexual abuse.
  • If you have had a blood transfusion or transplant.
  • If you are pregnant or plan to start a family.
How to prepare for the HIV test?

No special preparation is required for the HIV Test.

How is the HIV test performed?

HIV is a blood test, which means that a sample of blood is withdrawn from a vein in your arm by the healthcare worker through the use of a needle. A swab test may also be conducted for the same in which a sample of your saliva is taken.

FAQs
Interpreting the HIV test results
THINGS TO KNOW AFTER GETTING TESTED

Interpreting the HIV test results

An HIV test can either be positive or negative, depending on whether one has contracted the virus or not. Positive or Negative HIV test results are reported.

An HIV window period refers to the time between a person getting infected with HIV and the display of accurate test results. This window duration for the disease usually ranges from around 3 to 12 weeks.

  • A negative HIV test result conveys the absence of HIV antibodies in the test sample.
  • A positive HIV test result conveys the presence of HIV antibodies in the test sample.

A confirmatory test can be conducted after some time has passed to check the initial test results.

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