HIV-1 Kits

Real-Time PCR Kits

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the causative agent for AIDS. It is a retrovirus with RNA as a genetic material. There are two main types HIV-1 and HIV-2. HIV-1 is the most common and infectious agent that has caused to the worldwide epidemic and has been classified into three groups namely as groups M, N and O where group M is the most prevalent and divided into at least 16 subtypes.

HIV is usually transmitted via exposure to the infected body fluids (blood, semen, breast milk, etc.) through contaminated needles and syringes, tainted transfusions, the sharing of unsterilized razors during cutting practices, sexual contact, or other mechanisms and from HIV positive mother to child during pregnancy (in utero), at birth or through breast-feeding.

The diagnosis and monitoring of HIV infections have been mainly implemented through CD4 T cell enumeration, serological assays (antibody detection) antigen detection (p24 antigen detection) and testing for viral nucleic acid. A major disadvantage of antibody detection tests is their lack of sensitivity and tendency to produce false negative results during the window period (the time between infection and antibody production).

Features

Superior Sensitivity

Compatibility with Various Systems

Internal Control Included

Expert Support

Workflow

Technical Specifications

Sample Types Serum and plasma
Shelf Life 18 Months
Channels FAM, HEX, Cy5
Shipping / Storage 90, -20°C / -20°C

HIV-1 Kits

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