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A negative test for HIV antigen and/or HIV antibody usually indicates that a person does not have an HIV infection. A negative screening test means only that there is no evidence of disease at the time of the test, however. It is important for those who are at increased risk of HIV infection to have screening tests performed on a yearly basis to check for possible exposure to the virus. Learn more
When To get Tested? When first diagnosed with HIV, immediately prior to the start of antiretroviral therapy, or when you are receiving ART but the amount of virus in your blood (HIV viral load) does not decrease or rises steadily. Learn more.
Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) has joined Lab Tests Online as a Champion Partner. Like Lab Tests Online, LRF is committed to patient education. In particular, LRF is devoted to improving care through education and support services and outcomes through investment in promising lymphoma research. Their mission is to eradicate lymphoma and serve all those impacted by this blood cancer. Learn more about Lymphoma and LRF.
ASCP Patient Champions and the National Kidney Foundation co-hosted the second annual Patient Symposium to help patients understand laboratory testing for chronic kidney disease, kidney cancer, diabetes, and other kidney-related diseases. Health providers, pathologists, and patients shared knowledge of resources available. Dr. Christine Snozek, Lab Tests Online Executive Editor, provided attendees with an overview of how the LTO site helps patients better understand their tests and navigate the testing process.