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HIV 1&2 Viral Load Test

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## HIV 1&2 Viral Load Test
The HIV 1&2 Viral Load Test is a blood test that measures the amount of HIV in a sample of blood. The test looks for genetic material from the virus in the blood, using molecular tests or nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT or NAT) [1]. The test is used to monitor the effectiveness of HIV treatment and to determine how well HIV medicines are working. The goal of HIV treatment is to reduce the amount of virus in the blood until there is too little to detect[1].

## Indications of the Test
The HIV 1&2 Viral Load Test is used to monitor the progression of HIV infection and to determine the effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy (ART) [1]. The test is also used to detect high HIV viral load in people living with HIV/AIDS attending health facilities[2].

## Patient Preparation/Instructions
There is no special preparation required for the HIV 1&2 Viral Load Test. Patients should follow their healthcare provider’s instructions regarding taking their HIV medicines and scheduling regular viral load tests[1].

## Typical Reference Values
The typical reference values for the HIV 1&2 Viral Load Test are measured in copies of HIV RNA per milliliter (mL) of blood. The reference range for a person with HIV who is not on ART is typically between 50 and 100,000 copies/mL. For a person on ART, the goal is to achieve and maintain an undetectable viral load, which is typically less than 20 to 75 copies/mL[1].

## Turnaround Time
The turnaround time for the HIV 1&2 Viral Load Test varies depending on the laboratory and the type of test used. Some tests can provide results in less than 70 minutes, while others may take several days to a week[1][5].

## Order This Test
To order the HIV 1&2 Viral Load Test, click the “Order Test” button and add it to the cart. The test is typically ordered by a healthcare provider as part of routine monitoring for HIV infection and treatment[1].

Citations:
[1] HIV Viral Load: MedlinePlus Medical Test https://medlineplus.gov/lab-tests/hiv-viral-load/
[2] Point‐of‐care viral load tests to detect high HIV viral load in people living with HIV/AIDS attending health facilities https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8908762/
[3] HIV-2 Nucleic Acid Testing https://www.wadsworth.org/programs/id/bloodborne-viruses/clinical-testing/hiv-2-nucleic-acid
[4] Types of HIV Tests https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/hiv-testing/test-types.html
[5] m-PIMA HIV-1/2 Viral Load Test https://www.globalpointofcare.abbott/ww/en/product-details/m-pima-hiv-1-2-viral-load.html

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