9 symptoms that you may be infected with AIDS

1. Fatigue and night sweats: After HIV infection, patients often feel fatigue and night sweats. They usually have no strength and sleep at night, which indicates that there is a problem in the human body.

2, rash: rash is one of the most important symptoms of early HIV infection.

3, lymph node enlargement: diameter 0.5cm or more, slowly increase, tough, slidable round hard core, the most common neck.

4, oral Candida infection: commonly known as thrush, thrush is the most common AIDS opportunistic infection, also known as Xuekou disease.

5, rapid weight loss: rapid weight loss is a common problem after HIV infection. If you don’t lose weight, a rapid weight loss is a serious problem.

6, diarrhea: diarrhea is one of the most annoying AIDS symptoms, because diarrhea can lead to dehydration and electrolyte imbalance, opportunistic infection into the intestines may occur diarrhea.

7, fat metabolism disorders and lactic acidosis: the side effects of AIDS drugs is no secret, the side effects of drugs are fat metabolism disorders. After taking AIDS drugs for a period of time, in addition to typical symptoms such as nausea and diarrhea, patients may experience muscle pain, fatigue, increased nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain and other symptoms. These symptoms mean that patients are likely to have symptoms. Lactic acidosis has occurred.

8. Depression and headache: The dual causes of psychology and physiology will cause nervous system problems in people living with HIV, psychological stress caused by HIV infection, and damage to brain cells by HIV.

9. Peripheral neuropathy: Peripheral neuropathy is a common symptom after HIV infection. Peripheral neuropathy can cause damage to the hands, feet, mouth and lips, but this damage may not only be the result of HIV, most In the case, it is caused by side effects of some AIDS drugs.

What are the Signs Of HIV In The Mouth

The signs of HIV in the mouth are as below:

Dry Mouth and Tooth Decay
Candidiasis (thrush)
Canker sores (apthous ulcers)


Cold sores (herpes simplex)
Gum disease (periodontitis)
Hairy leukoplakia
Kaposi’s Sarcoma
Enlarged saliva glands
Shingles (herpes zoster)
Oral warts (human papillomavirus):

Other than that you will notice:

Swollen lymph nodes on the side of the neck or under jaw: Swollen lymph nodes on the side of the neck or under jaw are the most common. They may represent an infection around that area, such as a tooth infection or abscess, throat infection, viral illness, or upper respiratory infection

 

 

Oraquick HIV Saliva Test Kit Malaysia

Oraquick the only saliva HIV Test Kit you can perform in home. It’s USFDA certified perfectly safe and accurate for those who don’t prefer blood testing.

According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least one in seven Americans living with HIV don’t even know it! This is quite alarming since such individuals are likely to transmit the virus to other partners without knowing. Besides, it is necessary to find out one’s HIV status to allow for earlier treatment to extend life expectancy as well as protect their loved ones from contracting the infection.

A recommendation by the same institution is that everybody between the age of 13 and 64 must get tested at least once in their lifetime. Regular testing is, however, recommendable especially when indulges in unprotected sex with multiple partners or uses drug injections.

It is not surprising that many people fear to present themselves to the voluntary counseling and testing centers for privacy reasons. However, this should never be an excuse to not getting tested and knowing your status. Currently, home HIV tests are available. The two common home HIV tests are the Home Access HIV-1 Test System and OraQuick In-Home HIV test. These are available online and locally available in chemists and hospitals.

If you choose to order your home test online through phone, always ensure that the HIV test is FDA approved beforehand to ensure safety and accuracy are guaranteed.

Home Access HIV-1 Test System

This is a home collection kit which allows you to do a personal test on your blood sample and getting it delivered to a licensed lab where you will call to get your results after a day or so. The amazing fact about this test is that it is anonymous and follow up test can be performed immediately if the result turns out to be positive. After the process, the manufacturer offers confidential counseling and referral treatment. This type of test on a sample of blood collected at home finds infection later than tests undertaken at the lab using blood from the veins but much earlier compared to test conducted on oral fluids.

An excellent place to order this type of HIV test kit is Amazon among other reputable sites. However, Home Access Health Corporation has strongly come out as among the best places to seek the HIV-1 test system and be guaranteed over 99.9 percent accuracy within a day. They have been FDA approved and offer phone counseling. This type of test has been evaluated in various multi-center clinical studies in the US and proven to be as accurate as tests done by doctors and hospitals.

Mylan signs HIV test commercialization deal with Atomo Diagnostics

Firstly, i would like to congratulate both Atomo Diagnostics and Mylan for forming these powerful alliance to help the lower income people to have access to these HIV test kit.

And another congratulations to Atomo Diagnostics for secured the European CE-Mark in October last year. The test is a qualitative immunoassay designed to detect antibodies to HIV type 1 and type 2 in human whole blood.

For those who do not know, Atomo HIV Test kit is indeed “very canggih” unique i would say, because personally i like Atomo HIV test kit design, thanks to the Founder and CEO John Kelly.

Mylan received exclusive rights for commercialisation of in-vitro HIV rapid diagnostic tests in more than 100 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Latin America.

HIV testing rates have improved but expanding access to the tests is still a challenge in certain countries.

Mylan noted that offering point-of-care self-tests in community-based settings can increase the proportion of people aware of their HIV status, in turn enabling treatment or prevention.

Through the new partnership, the companies will provide all-in-one test devices, which are designed to deliver better functionality and are easy to use compared to existing multi-component rapid diagnostic tests.

Mylan CEO Heather Bresch said: “Our partnership with Atomo to supply HIV rapid diagnostic tests for self-testing is an important step in our collective goal of preventing HIV infections and expanding treatment.”

HIV Self Test by Atomo Diagnostics secured the European CE-Mark in October last year. The test is a qualitative immunoassay designed to detect antibodies to HIV type 1 and type 2 in human whole blood.

Atomo Diagnostics founder and CEO John Kelly said: “This strategic partnership will mean that the products designed by Atomo can be introduced to more than 100 countries, so that millions of people will have access to award-winning rapid tests.

“We believe that Mylan is the ideal partner to ensure that our HIV self-test products have maximum impact in the fight against HIV/AIDS.”

Mylan intends to globally launch the Mylan HIV Self-Test early next year.

Let me know your comments about Atomo HIV Test kit.

 

Knowledge of the Day 

“Global pharmaceutical company Mylan launch two new HIV treatments, Symfi Lo™ and Cimduo™, which were approved in February by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). “

TRUSTline HIV Ab/Ag 4th Generation HIV Test Kit

The TRUSTline HIV-Ab/Ag 4th Gen Rapid Test detects HIV p24 in addition to IgG and IgM enabling HIV infection to be caught as early as 16 days post-infection.

Convenient that allows you to screen for HIV at the comfort & privacy of your home.

Sensitivity: 100 %, Specificity: 99.84 %

Reliable and fast results in 15 minutes

A lateral flow immunoassay for the qualitative detection of antibodies (IgG, IgM, IgA) to anti-HIV-1 & 2 virus and HIV-1 p24 antigen in human serum, plasma or whole blood.

  • 4th Generation HIV test to detect p24 in addition to IgG and IgM for early detection of HIV infection
  • HIV 4th Gen test utilizes recombinant gp-120-41, gp36 and anti-p24 antibodies for earlier and more accurate detection of HIV infection
  • Evaluated by NIB
  • Only 20 µL whole blood specimen required or (0.4 drops – 1 drop of whole blood)
  • Results available within 15 min to allow prompt action to be taken at the point of care
  • Performance validated with BBI low titre panel and Chinese FDA HIV Ab Panel
  • Sensitivity: 100 %, Specificity: 99.84 %

 

 

Urit 11G Urine Reagent Strips

For Instrumental used only

For Uritest -50/500/500B, URIT-30/50/180/330/500B/500C urine analyzer

No of strips in box: 100

Much higher reliability with Ascorbic Acid parameter

Unique check block on every strip

Unique check block on every strip

URIT 10G/11G: used for URIT-50,URIT-180,URIT-500B,URIT-500C and URIT-30 urine analyzer

  • Leukocyctes
  • Ketone
  • Nitrite
  • Urobilinogen
  • Billirubin
  • Protein
  • Glucose
  • Specific Gravity
  • Blood
  • pH
  • Ascorbic Acid

 

 

Urit 10G Urine Reagent Strips

For Instrumental used only

For Uritest -50/500/500B, URIT-30/50/180/330/500B/500C urine analyzer

No of strips in box: 100

Unique check block on every strip

URIT 10G/11G: used for URIT-50,URIT-180,URIT-500B,URIT-500C and URIT-30 urine analyzer

  • Leukocyctes
  • Ketone
  • Nitrite
  • Urobilinogen
  • Billirubin
  • Protein
  • Glucose
  • Specific Gravity
  • Blood
  • pH

 

 

Alcohol Test Kit

ETG urine alcohol test strip kits

• ETG ethyl Glucuronide is a metabolite of alcohol which is formed by the body following comsumption of ethanol.
• ETG is detectable in urine for up to 3 days, long after ethanol has been cleared.
• ETG urine test kits is the best (comparison to saliva) can be used to detect alcohol consumption for up to 3 days ( 72 hours ) after consumption of alcohol.
• Sometimes referred to as 80 hour alcohol test
• Sensitivity 500ng/ml
• Quick and easy to use
• 99% accuracy
• Certified quality : CE, FDA, TUV, GMP, ISO product line.

Sperm Test Kit

The Male Fertility test kit or Sperm Test Kit is a unique home test that will indicate if a man’s sperm concentration is greater or less than 15 million sperm per mL of sperm.

  • This Male Fertility test kit will allow a man to test his fertility potential, privately and discreetly in his own home
  • Results in 2 minutes
  • Fully CE approved for home use
  • 99.9% Accuracy
  • Pack contains: 1 x Test Panel, 2 x Bottles of Solution, 1 x Sample cup with white/brown flakes inside and lid and 1 x Instruction set

What is considered to be male infertility?

The Male Fertility test is a rapid diagnostic test of sperm concentration in semen. Sperm count is widely recognized as the major indicator of the fertility in men.

The Male Fertility test kits are a unique home test that will indicate if a man’s sperm concentration is greater or less than the devices cut off point, 15 million sperm per mL of sperm. A positive result is going to be good news although it is not proof of fertility. A negative result suggests that the man should consult with his doctor as he is close to being sub-fertile, which is not all bad news, because it does at least save a couple months of trying for a baby when there maybe issues to resolve.

This Male Fertility test kit will allow a man to test his fertility potential, privately and discreetly in his own home.

Note: Sperm concentration of 15 million/ml is the minimum expected sperm concentration level for pregnancy.

SPECIMEN COLLECTION

  1. Before testing. It’s important that you refrain from any sexual activity for 3-7 days. This ensures that volume and quality of sperm is at it’s peak and test will be accurate determination of sperm concentration.
  2. Using masturbation, semen should be collected directly into the sperm collection cup.
  3. Do not contaminated by touch of and or tissue or any other materials.
  4. Shake semen evenly in the semen collection cup and leave it to stand for 15 minutes at room temperature until the semen liquefy. Do not use semen stored for more than 12 hours.

 

TEST PROCEDURE

  1. Remove the test panel from the foil pouch and lay it horizontally on flat surface. Using the pipette provided in the foil pouch, dispense one drop of semen into Sample Well marked “A”
  2. Once semen is soaked into Well “A”, add 3 drops of blue staining solution to Test Well “A”. Let it soak for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Now add 2 drops of transparent washing solution to Test Well “A”, and let it soak for 1-2 minutes, and then read the results immediately.
  4. Read the color of Test Well “A”, comparing the color of Test Well A to Reference Well B. The darker the color of Well A, the higher the sperm concentration

(Please refer to the Procedure Card Below:)

INTERPRETATION OF RESULTS

(Compare the color of test well A to reference well B)

 

NORMAL

The color of test well A is darker than or the same as the standard color of reference Well B. It means the that sperm concentration is grater than or equivalent to 15 million/ml. The likelihood of concentration is high with this sperm concentration, subject to other conditions, such as ovulation being favorable.

ABNORMAL

The color of test well A is lighter than the standard color of reference Well B. It means that the sperm concentration is less than 15 million/ml. This is  known as oligospermia. The likelihood of conception is less with this sperm concentration and further medical consultation is recommended.

NOTE:

If well A is colorless, it means the sperm concentration is less than 5 million/ml or zero. This condition is known as sever oligospermia or azoospermia.