HIV Test - what is it and how the test is done
HIV is also a destructive virus that only causes deterioration and irreversible destruction of a person’s immune system.
Therefore, it is required for every at-risk person to get tested for this virus. It is also recommended that people who have been exposed to this virus or a person suffering from it get themselves checked and tested for HIV in their blood.
Testing for HIV is done in different ways. However, Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) is the most preferred method. It involves taking a blood sample from your arm and evaluating it for the presence of HIV. The NAT also helps determine the levels of HIV present in the blood. The NAT helps diagnose HIV earlier than the other tests, which is why it is preferred more than the different testing methods.