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HIV Genotypic Resistance Testing

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Also known as: Anti-retroviral Drug Resistance Testing; ARV Resistance Testing
Formal name: Human Immunodeficiency Virus Genotypic Resistance Testing

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

If you have been diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and will be receiving anti-retroviral therapy, or if you are receiving anti-retroviral therapy that is not effective

When to Get Tested?

When first diagnosed with HIV and/or immediately prior to the start of anti-retroviral therapy, or if your HIV viral load rises steadily even though you are receiving anti-retroviral therapy

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?