HIV Infection Lab Testing and Patient Education

To diagnose the HIV infection, such laboratory tests as ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) and WB (Western blot) are used. The use of these two tests in order to prove the results of each other is supported by many studies and the existing evidence in the field (Chacón, Mateos, & Holguín, 2017; Feng et al., 2017). It is also important to pay attention to the fact that some researchers and clinicians focus on low sensitivity typical of WB. The percentage of false negative results for this test is comparably high (Feng et al., 2017). As a consequence, researchers propose alternatives that will require less time, and the results of which will be more valid. In their study conducted in China, Feng et al. (2017) found out that the use of ELISA with the DBS (dry blood spots) test can be more advantageous because laboratory workers spend less time to conduct test procedures and interpret results, and a fewer technological resources are required. Still, the validity of results is high, therefore, this cost- and time-effective pair of tests can be used in remote areas.

As to patient education, one can add some details regarding complications that can be observed during and after the procedures though these complications are very rare. A patient should be informed that he or she can feel vertigo during the procedure. There are also minimal risks of developing bruises or some infections at the site where a needle was inserted (Chacón et al., 2017; McCance, Huether, Brashers, & Rote, 2015). Patients are expected to inform a healthcare provider if they take anticoagulant medications.


Chacón, L., Mateos, M. L., & Holguín, Á. (2017). Relevance of cutoff on a 4th generation ELISA performance in the false positive rate during HIV diagnostic in a low HIV prevalence setting. Journal of Clinical Virology, 92(1), 11-13.

Feng, X., Wang, J., Gao, Z., Tian, Y., Zhang, L., Chen, H.,… Qiu, M. (2017). An alternative strategy to Western blot as a confirmatory diagnostic test for HIV infection. Journal of Clinical Virology, 88(1), 8-11.

McCance, K. L., Huether, S. E., Brashers, V., & Rote, N. S. (2015). Pathophysiology: The biologic basis for disease in adults and children (7th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier.

Calculate the price
Make an order in advance and get the best price
Pages (550 words)
*Price with a welcome 15% discount applied.
Pro tip: If you want to save more money and pay the lowest price, you need to set a more extended deadline.
We know how difficult it is to be a student these days. That's why our prices are one of the most affordable on the market, and there are no hidden fees.

Instead, we offer bonuses, discounts, and free services to make your experience outstanding.
How it works
Receive a 100% original paper that will pass Turnitin from a top essay writing service
step 1
Upload your instructions
Fill out the order form and provide paper details. You can even attach screenshots or add additional instructions later. If something is not clear or missing, the writer will contact you for clarification.
Pro service tips
How to get the most out of your experience with Online Academic Experts
One writer throughout the entire course
If you like the writer, you can hire them again. Just copy & paste their ID on the order form ("Preferred Writer's ID" field). This way, your vocabulary will be uniform, and the writer will be aware of your needs.
The same paper from different writers
You can order essay or any other work from two different writers to choose the best one or give another version to a friend. This can be done through the add-on "Same paper from another writer."
Copy of sources used by the writer
Our college essay writers work with ScienceDirect and other databases. They can send you articles or materials used in PDF or through screenshots. Just tick the "Copy of sources" field on the order form.
See why 20k+ students have chosen us as their sole writing assistance provider
Check out the latest reviews and opinions submitted by real customers worldwide and make an informed decision.
Human Resources Management (HRM)
Always great! My son has been in critical health these last few semesters. Many times I have thought he wasn't going to make it and thought about quitting or postponing school until he was healthier but it always happens to be in the middle of the semester. This service has been a lifesaver for my mindset in helping keep my grades up and keep my son alive at the same time. I don't know if I could have made it through this period without it.
Customer 453077, June 6th, 2022
Health Care
awesome work
Customer 452777, October 14th, 2021
Emergency Management
Overall, I think it's a great service. I have yet to submit the assignment, so I don't know what kind of grade I'll get. But customer service was excellent. Reviews were made and the assignment proofed for satisfaction.
Customer 453015, December 15th, 2021
Business Studies
Thank you very much for a good job done and a quick turn around time.
Customer 452615, March 31st, 2021
Criminal Justice
This has been the greatest help while I am recovering from an illness. Thank your team so much.
Customer 452671, May 2nd, 2021
Professions and Applied Sciences
Thanks. This helps a lot. Was a bit late but some cushion was given.
Customer 453015, February 10th, 2022
IT, Web
Awesome paper in such a short amount of time. Was in a jam with another service who didn't deliver, but Theresa did the job correctly. I will use her again to do my essays for sure!
Customer 452967, November 27th, 2021
thank you!
Customer 452947, October 21st, 2021
Don't really see any of sources I provided, but elsewise its great, thank you!
Customer 452697, May 8th, 2021
quick and before due date/time.
Customer 453027, January 29th, 2022
It's the second time I use this service and it does not let me down. Work quality is so good for its price!
Customer 452985, December 3rd, 2021
Business and administrative studies
awesome job
Customer 453201, June 24th, 2022
Customer reviews in total
Current satisfaction rate
3 pages
Average paper length
Customers referred by a friend
15% OFF your first order
Use a coupon FIRST15 and enjoy expert help with any task at the most affordable price.
Claim my 15% OFF Order in Chat
Live ChatWhatsApp