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Hiv - hep b - hep c early detection test

This is an important test that helps screens for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and antibodies produced.

Venous blood
3 tests included
3 days turnaround

£200.00

£159.00

About Hiv - hep b - hep c early detection test

What is the HIV - Hep B - Hep C early detection test?

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a retrovirus that integrates itself into the DNA of certain immune cells. As HIV integrates into the genome of its host, there is currently no way to cure an infected individual of HIV infection. If left untreated HIV infection leads to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), a condition characterised by progressive failure of the immune system. This failure of the immune system means that mild infections can be life-threatening, and cancers are able to advance without checks from the body.

HIV is spread from person to person via particular bodily fluids. These include semen, vaginal fluids, breast milk and blood. Transmission most commonly occurs through sharing needles or unprotected sexual activity. Infection with HIV does not immediately result in AIDS. Modern antiviral agents are effective at limiting the activity of the virus and many HIV positive individuals can live normal lives with these medications.

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. It is typically caused by viral infection. There are several known viruses responsible for hepatitis but the most common by far are Hepatitis A, B and C. Like HIV, hepatitis B and C viruses are spread through the blood, meaning co-infection with HIV and one of these viruses is not uncommon.

Why take the test?

This test screens for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and antibodies produced in response to HIV in the blood. It also screens for hepatitis B and C viruses to determine if there is co-infection in the case of a positive result. It is an early detection method for diagnosis or peace of mind for those not showing any symptoms of disease.

 

What's tested

Sexual Health

How it works

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Order your kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.

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Take your test and post

Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.

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Get results directly to your dashboard

You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.

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