How can a person find out his/her HIV status. ?

By: superadmin |Comments: 0 Posted: Saturday, November 23, 2013 | At:

How can a person find out his/her HIV status. ?

Ø   The HIV status of a person can be known through blood test.

Ø   The most commonly available test is ELISA (Enzyme-Linked Immuno Sorbent Assay) and the Western Blot, a confirmatory test is usually done after ELISA.

Ø   The testing facilities are available both in private and govt. medical set-up.

Ø   Voluntary Confidential Counseling and Testing Centres (VCCTC) are set up in Government Hospitals where HIV testing is accompanied by pre and post test counseling at a nominal fee of Rs. 10/-

v   As per the policy of Government of India;

-          HIV test should be voluntary;

-          Test result should be kept confidential; and

Testing should be done along with pre and post test counseling

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