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HIV-1 ANTIBODY CONFIRMATION BY WESTERN BLOT

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HIV-1 is the causative agent of AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) in humans. The HIV virus infects T-lymphocytes, resulting in immune deficiencies, manifested in such diseases as Kaposi’s sarcoma, pneumonia, and various infections. This test code provides HIV-1 western blot results, as well as reports specific reactivity to HIV-1 bands.

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