Home HIV Screen test for HIV 1 & HIV 2
- AWHO-GMP, ISO-9002 and CE approved product
- Clinically confirmed for Home Testing
- 99.9% accurate
- High Sensitive
- Easy to use
- Fastest result within 30 Seconds to 5 Minutes
- Total Privacy
- Individual customer instruction manual (Leaflet) enclosed with each test kit.
All Accessories required for using the test, are included in each Kit
Home Bio Test Home HIV test is HIV ½ whole blood test in rapid direct binding screen test format for the presence of Antibodies of HIV 1 and HIV 2 viruses in whole blood. The test is based on the principle of double antigen sandwich immunoassay of detection of Anti-HIV in serum or whole blood. Purified recombinants antigens are employed to identify ANTI-HIV specially. Test results are read visually and without use of any instruments.
WHAT IS HIV AND HOW IT SPREADS?
HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is the virus that causes AIDS Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome). This virus may be passed from one person to another when infected blood, infected syringes, needles, semen, or vaginal secretions come in contact with an uninfected person’s broken skin or mucous membranes (mucous membrane is wet, thin tissue found in certain openings to the human body. These can include the mouth, eyes, nose, vagina, rectum, and opening of the penis). In addition, infected pregnant women can pass HIV to their baby during pregnancy or delivery, as well as through breast-feeding. People with HIV have what is called HIV infection. Some of these people will develop AIDS as a result of their HIV infection
What is AIDS?
AIDS stands for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome.
Acquired – means that the disease is not hereditary but develops after birth from contact with a disease causing agent (in this case, HIV).
Immunodeficiency – means that the disease is characterized by a weakening of the immune system in body of HIV infected person.
Syndrome – refers to a group of symptoms that collectively indicate or characterize a disease. In the case of AIDS this can include the development of certain infections and/or cancers, as well as a decrease in the number of certain cells in a person’s immune system.
What is the Home Bio Test HIV home test?
The Home Bio Test HIV antibody test is a simple blood test which detects the presence of antibodies to HIV 1 and HIV 2. The HIV antibody is a protein naturally produced in the body in response to an infection by the HIV. The antibody screening test is important because it provides you with an early indication that you have been infected with the HIV. Early indication can help minimize the likelihood of developing an illness related to AIDS.
However you need to know that the antibody test is not a test for the disease AIDS - it does not tell you if you have AIDS. It will only show whether you have come into contact with the virus which may cause AIDS.
What will the test tell me?
A positive test result shows that the antibody has been found in your blood. If the person is tested positive, He / She need to contact to the physician immediately for confirmation of HIV by ELISA or Western Blot. Proper Counseling and help of person’s physician, conversion time of HIV into AIDS can be enhanced on health diet, Vitamin and medications.
A negative test result shows that the antibody has not been found in your blood. If you have any doubts or came in contact with any objects which spread HIV, perform the test again in 90 days and repeat in 180 days from the date of probable infection.
How HIV converts to AIDS
At initial stages of the disease was first discovered, researches were only concentrating on the end result i.e. AIDS (Acquired Immuno-Deficiency syndrome). They were unaware and were missing out on an entire stage leading to the development of AIDS following the initial infection. Now, the concentration should have been on the infection causing HIV (Human immunodeficiency virus) itself. As found out later, AIDS is the end stage of HIV infection. A person can be infected by the HIV virus, without having AIDS. Once HIV infects an individual, the virus alters the genetic makeup of the white blood cells (CD4), binding it’s self to the cells, and then lies dormant. After a period ranging from 7 to 10 years (depending on immunology of the person) following the initial infection, the HIV virus tricks the infected cell into producing viral proteins, which results in the formation of a huge number of viral particles inside the white cell eventually causing the cell to burst, releasing thousands of new viruses within the blood. These new viruses will now function as a mean to infect new white cells. This cycle goes on and on, and eventually the immune system of the body is overwhelmed and is no longer capable of fighting the infections.
Eventually the infected person may lose weight and become ill with diseases and infections like persistent severe diarrhea, fever, pneumonia, or skin cancer. At this point, the patient is considered to have developed AIDS. Patients with AIDS can be helped with medicines for the different infections. However, sooner or later, because of a lack of cure for the HIV, it is almost certain that individual affected by AIDS will die.
Who should be tested?
It is recommended that the following people who face a higher risk be tested:-
- Drug addicts who inject drugs and have been sharing needles or syringes
- Use of unprotected blood products or transfusion with infected blood
- Healthcare peoples who take blood without precautions
- People with sexually transmitted diseases (STD)
- Men and women with more than one sex partners
- Unprotected sex with infected persons
- The person who realizes, having been in contact with any of the objects, which spreads HIV.
Why need to get tested early?
Earlier diagnosis and entry to care are associated with better prognosis and survival.(Among HIVinfected persons with CD4+ cell counts of 201--350 cells/μL, initiating antiretroviral therapy was associated with reduced mortality, compared with delaying such therapy until <200 cells/μL )
Late testing results in missed opportunities for preventing HIV infections. During the time between HIV infection and diagnosis, infected persons can transmit HIV to others when they engage in practices that put their partners at risk. HIV transmission could be reduced by increasing awareness of HIV status through early testing. Knowledge of HIV serostatus promotes adoption of safer sexual practices.
You can maximize your chances of staying healthy by avoiding further contact with the virus and other infections and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
- For Invitro Diagnostic use only
- Do not use the test beyond expiry date
- The Test and all accessories provided with test should not be re-used
Storage and Stability
The test can be stored at temperatures between 4 to 30 Degree Celsius in the sealed pack to the date of expiration. The test kit should be kept away from direct sun- light, moisture and heat The product has confirmed its stability for 24 months from the date of manufacturing.