Jun 5, 2005
when you're tested for HIV/AIDS,what is the process, do doctors look for certain cells? and whats the medicine that doctors in the er get if theyre exposed to blood? what does it do?
Response from Dr. Holodniy
HIV tests for diagnosing HIV infection are looking for antibodies that a persons immune system makes against the virus. If someone is exposed to HIV, HIV medications (of which there are many) are given for up to 30 days to prevent HIV infection.
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