FAHASS is a recognized testing location for people wanting to know their HIV status.
Alere Determine HIV-1/2 Ag/Ab Combo Test
Alere Determine HIV-1/2 Ag/Ab Combo is intended for use as a point-of-care test to aid in the diagnosis of infection with HIV-1 and HIV-2, including an acute HIV-1 infection, and may distinguish acute HIV-1 infection from established HIV-1 infection when the specimen is positive for HIV-1 p24 antigen and negative for anti-HIV-1 and anti-HIV-2 antibodies.
Alere Determine HIV-1/2 Ag/Ab Combo is the first and only FDA-approved rapid point-of-care test that detects both HIV-1/2 antibodies and free HIV-1 p24 antigen, which can appear just 12-26 days after infection. HIV-1/2 antibodies first appear significantly later – 20–45 days after infection.
Fourth Generation HIV testing provides a new advantage in the fight against HIV/AIDS—the ability to identify HIV earlier than 2nd and 3rd generation antibody-only tests, which rely solely on the presence of HIV 1/2 antibodies.
Step 1 - Collect a small blood sample from a finger stick.
Step 2 - Insert the device into the buffer with the sample.
Step 3 - Read the results at 20 minutes.
We no longer do a Western Blot for a confirmatory test. We now use INSTI which is a 60 second confirmatory. The INSTI confirmatory test is completed when a preliminary reactive test is received with the Alere Determine. The INSTI delivers accurate results for HIV antibodies in 60 seconds.
Each test is conducted by a trained and certified HIV testing and prevention counselor who is able to discuss confidential issues in a comfortable and non-judgmental setting. A counseling session might discuss some of the following topics:
Information about the importance of HIV testing and how often someone should be tested
Education on the methods of HIV and STD transmission
Ways to reduce the risk of becoming infected with HIV and other STDs
Need for additional testing in people who have had a recent exposure to HIV
Next steps for people who have a reactive test result
Off-site and Event Testing
We would be glad to work with any organization to schedule a testing time with you. Email our testing team and tell us about your event or give us a call at (540) 907-4555 ext. 201.