Scientists develop new type of hiv test

Scientists develop new type of hiv test

Scientists are working on a new type of hiv-test in which patients themselves can monitor how much of the virus in the blood. The test is compared with a test for diabetes which they themselves bloedsuikerlevels can check.

The British scientists say that the test is still very new and not quite yet working, but that the possibilities for more.

The device has a drop of blood for which the hiv level is measured. That way the patients can themselves in the keep an eye on how the disease goes. Currently, it costs another three days to do this.

With 95 percent of the 991 testing showed the result of the device is correct. The test takes about 20 minutes.

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