Principles and Science Behind HIV Testing

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2016, worldwide 40% of all people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) did not know that they had it. That’s 14 million people.

The only way to know if you have HIV is to have an HIV test.

During National HIV Testing Day, many organisations raise awareness of the importance of HIV testing. An early diagnosis can prevent further HIV transmission and allow for timely treatment. This article explores the testing methods and the development of the tests.

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U.S. National HIV Testing Day

Today is U.S. National HIV Testing Day. However, HIV is a global issue. We want to help raise awareness of the importance of testing for HIV, to prevent the infection spreading and to ensure those affected get treatment as early as possible. We’ve written an article about the history and progression of HIV that looks at the principles and science behind HIV testing. Click here to find out more. Test Your Way. Do It Today.

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