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What Does An HIV Test Involve

The most recent study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that in 2010, the estimated number of new HIV infections was highest among individuals aged 25-34 (31%, 14,500 [95% CI: 12,500–16,400]), followed by individuals aged 13-24 (26%, 12,200 [95% CI: 10,500–13,800]). These figures, while almost stable as the figures in […]

Hepatitis B Core Antibody Blood Test

Hepatitis infects people worldwide. It is characterized by liver inflammation. One of the most commonly known types of hepatitis is hepatitis B.   Hepatitis B is a viral condition that can be spread in a number of ways. These include having unprotected sexual contact and sharing intravenous needles with an infected person. Health care workers […]

Measuring Hormones

Measuring hormone levels are essential for the diagnoses of certain ailments. It is difficult to rely on symptoms alone because some individuals have a high tolerance for hormonal imbalance (i.e., no symptoms might be seen despite varying hormone levels). Hormone level testing also enables you to closely monitor your hormones ensuring they all remain adequately […]