The only way to diagnose HIV infection is to take the specific test. For the friendly test Campaign we use a rapid test starting from a drop of blood obtained with a lancing device.
It is a combined test that looks for the presence not only of antibodies to HIV 1 and 2 but also viral antigens such as p24, allowing the reduction of the "window period" to 40 days and the detection of the infection already after 15-20 days from the possible risk.
It detects all known HIV subtypes in Europe, America, Asia and Africa with a sensitivity of 100%. The procedure is simple and allows you to have a result in just 15-20 minutes.
It is a screening test so a "positive" result must be confirmed with a blood test.
As for HIV, rapid tests are available for the detection of antibodies and antigens for the rapid and sensitive diagnosis of other sexually transmitted diseases such as Syphilis, Hepatitis B and C.
These tests can improve access to health care by allowing timely and adequate treatment in several settings.
Rapid test starting from a drop of blood obtained with a lancing device.