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HIV Screening test Price

Price: ₹300

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Fasting Time:

30 mins

Report Time:

Upto a week

Recommended for:

Female

To be done:

Trimester 2

Age Recommended:

18+ years

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HIV Screening Cost

HIV test is a blood test recommended by your health practitioner once in each trimester to ensure no HIV infection to mother and risk to fetus. HIV is a virus that attacks cells of the body`s immune system and causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).A woman with HIV can pass the virus on to others including her baby during pregnancy, birth or through breastmilk.

HIV Screening cost ranges between Rs.198/- to Rs.200/- depending on the type of lab that you are choosing. At Parentlane you can get this test booked with NABL accredited labs at the comfort of your home, get the best deal by comparing prices from leading partners and consult with experts for free as well.

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What is HIV Screening Test?

HIV screening test are the tests done using body fluids like blood, oral fluid or urine to check the presence of HIV infection. The infection can be present as HIV virus, HIV antigens and / or HIV antibodies produced by someone’s body to fight against HIV infection. HIV is Human Immunodeficiency Virus, and the infection is also called as Immunodeficiency syndrome OR AIDS disease. HIV test is the only option to check if a person is infected with HIV virus. HIV virus is a deadly virus that attacks our body’s immune system. If it's not treated at the earliest the infected person will acquire AIDS. AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. This is the last stage of HIV infection where the body’s immune system is severely affected by the virus.

HIV test and Pregnancy

HIV test is recommended to all pregnant women as part of antenatal checkups. Yet few places allow the women to deny it if they wish to. Ideally the first HIV test must be done in the first antenatal visit or max before 10th week of pregnancy. It's recommended that the HIV test is repeated every three months once or atleast once in the last trimester.

What is HIV I and HIV II test?

HIV 1, one of the two types of HIV. Most of the people in the world who are affected by HIV are found to have HIV 1 only. HIV 1 is the virus that can be broken into sub types and different groups. HIV 1 infection happens when someone's blood or mucous membranes come into contact with body fluids of infected people.

HIV 2, infection is shown to have less viral load and thereby slowing down the spread of the disease. Immune response to HIV 2 is more protective comparatively.

Combination tests are also available to screen for both HIV 1 and HIV 2 load.

Who should get tested for HIV?

HIV infection in a body is reflected only by the antibodies developed against the HIV infection. Ideally people develop antibodies within 3- 12 weeks of contraction with HIV.

Both partners who have been exposed to multiple sexual partners can volunteer for HIV tests for self-precautions. Otherwise, HIV tests are generally recommended as part of routine tests during pregnancy, official purposes, travels etc.

When is HIV infection suspected?

HIV infection is suspected in people who develop symptoms like

  • Sudden loss of weight
  • Frequent fever
  • Sweats in the night
  • Tiredness
  • Swelling of lymph glands in Groin, Neck and Armpits
  • Chronic loose stools
  • Mouth sores, Sores in Anus or genitals.
  • Pneumonia infection

How does HIV get transmitted?

When HIV infection pass from one person to another, the process is called HIV transmission. This transmission happens only through specific activities like sex, drug use through injection and using common needles. HIV get transmitted only through body fluids like

  1. Blood
  2. Semen
  3. Pre seminal fluids
  4. Rectal fluids
  5. Vaginal fluids
  6. Breastmilk

How is HIV test done?

HIV tests are ideally done with blood or any oral fluid, or at times with urine samples also. It is suggested not to eat or drink a few hours prior to going for an HIV test. Blood is drawn from the vein and tested for the presence of actual virus. The results tell us if the person has HIV or the level of viral load in the sample (how much virus is present). HIV home test kits are also available nowadays.

How to interpret HIV results?

Generally, HIV test results are reported as POSITIVE, NEGATIVE OR INDETERMINATE.

  • Negative or Non-reactive means - NO HIV infection. Test value < 1
  • Positive means - Presence of HIV infection. Test value >= 1, result is positive and mostly such cases are suggested for repeat tests.

What are the types of HIV test?

  • Nucleic acid test (looks for actual virus in the blood)
  • Antigen test (looks for both antigen and antibody in the blood)
  • Antibody test (looks for antibodies developed in blood or oral fluid against HIV infection)

What if someone tests positive for HIV during pregnancy?

  • The pregnancy will be treated as HIGH-RISK pregnancy.
  • HIV infection can pass from mother to baby during pregnancy, delivery or during breastfeeding.
  • So extra care, frequent blood tests and treatment is implemented more vigilantly from the time of diagnosis.
  • C section would be preferred than normal delivery

How can someone avoid getting HIV infection?

  • Always use condoms.
  • Learn to use condoms in the most proper way.
  • Male latex condoms are very effective against HIV and Sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Both partners should get tested for HIV and STI often
  • Be monogamous
  • Less sexual partners better to avoid HIV infection.
  • Get vaccinated
  • Choose less risky sexual behaviors
  • Don’t douche
  • Not sharing needles
  • Strictly avoid abuse, alcohol, and drugs
  • Avoid anal sex to avoid HIV risk.

FAQs

Is HIV test mandatory for pregnant woman in India?

Yes, it’s mandatory for all pregnant women in India to go through an HIV test for the protection and care of the mom and to avoid infection passing to fetus if at all moms is positive.

Do all babies go through HIV test?

Infants born to infected moms go through HIV test as there is enough scientific evidence of passive transfer of HIV antibodies from mom to baby through placenta.

How long it takes to get HIV test result?

Rapid HIV tests give results in around 20 minutes, whereas usual tests take a few days to weeks to produce results.

What to do if I test positive for HIV?

Once you test positive for HIV, it's better to do a follow up test. If the follow up test is also positive, it means for sure you have HIV infection. You need to start the treatment immediately.

Does it mean I have AIDS if I test positive for HIV?

No, AIDS is the last advanced stage of HIV infection. People land up in AIDS if they don’t take the proper treatment for HIV infection. If the right treatment is taken for HIV, it's also possible the infected person lives longer without landing up in AIDS ever.

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HIV screening test are the tests done using body fluids like blood, oral fluid or urine to check the presence of HIV infection. The infection can be present as HIV virus, HIV antigens and / or HIV antibodies produced by someone’s body to fight against HIV infection. HIV is Human Immunodeficiency Virus, and the infection is also called as Immunodeficiency syndrome OR AIDS disease. HIV test is the only option to check if a person is infected with HIV virus. HIV virus is a deadly virus that attacks our body’s immune system. If it's not treated at the earliest the infected person will acquire AIDS. AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. This is the last stage of HIV infection where the body’s immune system is severely affected by the virus.

HIV test and Pregnancy

HIV test is recommended to all pregnant women as part of antenatal checkups. Yet few places allow the women to deny it if they wish to. Ideally the first HIV test must be done in the first antenatal visit or max before 10th week of pregnancy. It's recommended that the HIV test is repeated every three months once or atleast once in the last trimester.

What is HIV I and HIV II test?

HIV 1, one of the two types of HIV. Most of the people in the world who are affected by HIV are found to have HIV 1 only. HIV 1 is the virus that can be broken into sub types and different groups. HIV 1 infection happens when someone's blood or mucous membranes come into contact with body fluids of infected people.

HIV 2, infection is shown to have less viral load and thereby slowing down the spread of the disease. Immune response to HIV 2 is more protective comparatively.

Combination tests are also available to screen for both HIV 1 and HIV 2 load.

Who should get tested for HIV?

HIV infection in a body is reflected only by the antibodies developed against the HIV infection. Ideally people develop antibodies within 3- 12 weeks of contraction with HIV.

Both partners who have been exposed to multiple sexual partners can volunteer for HIV tests for self-precautions. Otherwise, HIV tests are generally recommended as part of routine tests during pregnancy, official purposes, travels etc.

When is HIV infection suspected?

HIV infection is suspected in people who develop symptoms like

  • Sudden loss of weight
  • Frequent fever
  • Sweats in the night
  • Tiredness
  • Swelling of lymph glands in Groin, Neck and Armpits
  • Chronic loose stools
  • Mouth sores, Sores in Anus or genitals.
  • Pneumonia infection

How does HIV get transmitted?

When HIV infection pass from one person to another, the process is called HIV transmission. This transmission happens only through specific activities like sex, drug use through injection and using common needles. HIV get transmitted only through body fluids like

  1. Blood
  2. Semen
  3. Pre seminal fluids
  4. Rectal fluids
  5. Vaginal fluids
  6. Breastmilk

How is HIV test done?

HIV tests are ideally done with blood or any oral fluid, or at times with urine samples also. It is suggested not to eat or drink a few hours prior to going for an HIV test. Blood is drawn from the vein and tested for the presence of actual virus. The results tell us if the person has HIV or the level of viral load in the sample (how much virus is present). HIV home test kits are also available nowadays.

How to interpret HIV results?

Generally, HIV test results are reported as POSITIVE, NEGATIVE OR INDETERMINATE.

  • Negative or Non-reactive means - NO HIV infection. Test value < 1
  • Positive means - Presence of HIV infection. Test value >= 1, result is positive and mostly such cases are suggested for repeat tests.

What are the types of HIV test?

  • Nucleic acid test (looks for actual virus in the blood)
  • Antigen test (looks for both antigen and antibody in the blood)
  • Antibody test (looks for antibodies developed in blood or oral fluid against HIV infection)

What if someone tests positive for HIV during pregnancy?

  • The pregnancy will be treated as HIGH-RISK pregnancy.
  • HIV infection can pass from mother to baby during pregnancy, delivery or during breastfeeding.
  • So extra care, frequent blood tests and treatment is implemented more vigilantly from the time of diagnosis.
  • C section would be preferred than normal delivery

How can someone avoid getting HIV infection?

  • Always use condoms.
  • Learn to use condoms in the most proper way.
  • Male latex condoms are very effective against HIV and Sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Both partners should get tested for HIV and STI often
  • Be monogamous
  • Less sexual partners better to avoid HIV infection.
  • Get vaccinated
  • Choose less risky sexual behaviors
  • Don’t douche
  • Not sharing needles
  • Strictly avoid abuse, alcohol, and drugs
  • Avoid anal sex to avoid HIV risk.

FAQs

Is HIV test mandatory for pregnant woman in India?

Yes, it’s mandatory for all pregnant women in India to go through an HIV test for the protection and care of the mom and to avoid infection passing to fetus if at all moms is positive.

Do all babies go through HIV test?

Infants born to infected moms go through HIV test as there is enough scientific evidence of passive transfer of HIV antibodies from mom to baby through placenta.

How long it takes to get HIV test result?

Rapid HIV tests give results in around 20 minutes, whereas usual tests take a few days to weeks to produce results.

What to do if I test positive for HIV?

Once you test positive for HIV, it's better to do a follow up test. If the follow up test is also positive, it means for sure you have HIV infection. You need to start the treatment immediately.

Does it mean I have AIDS if I test positive for HIV?

No, AIDS is the last advanced stage of HIV infection. People land up in AIDS if they don’t take the proper treatment for HIV infection. If the right treatment is taken for HIV, it's also possible the infected person lives longer without landing up in AIDS ever.

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