NHS HIV saliva test available21st May 2009
The Barts and the London NHS Trust has become the first in the country to offer an HIV saliva test that provides definitive results in 20 minutes.
The test uses a toothbrush to pick up HIV antibody markers from the gum line. The hospital hopes that the new technique will see more people seek testing if the need to give blood and wait perhaps up to a week for results is eliminated. With more than 7,700 infections in 2007, the UK has the highest number of new HIV infections in Western Europe.
Share this page
There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!
Post your comment
Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.
Title: NHS HIV saliva test available
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 11447
Date Added: 21st May 2009