Rapid HIV 1 + 2 Test


About HIV
It has been shown that the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is caused by viruses transmitted by sexual contact, transfusion, use of contaminated blood products and sharing contaminated needles. HIV-1 and HIV-2 viruses have been isolated from patients with AIDS and AIDS-related complex (ARC), high-risk persons for AIDS. HIV-1 and HIV-2 viruses delete T helper cells, a subpopulation of T cells for body defense, thus causing AIDS patients susceptible to opportunistic infections and developing malignant tumors. The incidence of specific antibodies to HIV 1 or 2 is high in AIDS, ARC and persons with high risk for AIDS
Intended Use
The Rapid HIV 1 +2 Test is a single-use immunochromatographic assay for the detection of antibodies to Human Immunodeficiency Virus Types 1 (HIV-1) and Type 2 (HIV-2) in fingerstick whole blood, serum or plasma specimens. The Rapid HIV 1 & 2 test is intended for use by professionals.