HIV-1 infection results in a decrease of CD4 T cells, an increase of CD8 T cells, a decrease in the CD4:CD8 ratio, and a progressive destruction of immune function. In HIV-1 seropositive patients, enumeration of CD4 T cells may be used for prognostic purposes and to monitor disease progression and antiretroviral therapy.
Also Known As: HIV disease progression & treatment monitoring
This 4th generation HIV Ag/Ab Combo assay is intended to be used as an aid in the diagnosis of HIV1/HIV2 infection, including acute or primary HIV-1 infection.
Also Known As: Rapid, Routine, 4th Gen, P24
This test is used to provide a measurement of HIV genetic material in the blood. This is also known as a “viral load test.” HIV RNA testing is often used to determine how actively the HIV virus is reproducing in a person who has been diagnosed with HIV infection. This test can also be used to monitor the status of infection for a person who is undergoing retroviral therapy.