Laboratory Tests for HIV: Diagnosing, monitoring and managing AIDS- an overview

Shibani Shetty, Sudeendra Prabhu, Kaveri Hallikeri, Rekha Krishnapillai

Abstract


Abstract: The AIDS epidemic has already led to serious consequences for health care systems worldwide. The information attained by the laboratory tests is useful for prophylaxis, medical management, blood safety, sentinel surveillance, to motivate behavioral modifications and to monitor trends of epidemic. This review highlights and updates various laboratory methods for diagnosing, monitoring and managing acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) patients.


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Laboratory tests; human immunodeficiency virus; acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

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