How does Biofire filmarray work, and what are the different types available?

How does Biofire filmarray work, and what are the different types available?

Post Views: 483 Imagine a technology that could revolutionise clinical diagnostics by providing swift and accurate results for a wide array of infectious diseases.  The Biofire FilmArray is one such clinical tool that has transformed molecular diagnostics. Given its ability to provide rapid and precise results, it has become a vital instrument for healthcare professionals…

AIDS and HIV: Facts and Myths about Transmission

AIDS and HIV: Facts and Myths about Transmission

Post Views: 8,780 Human Immunodeficiency Virus or HIV is a virus that affects and compromises the body’s immune system. An HIV-infected person is easily prone to additional, severe infections and diseases such as cancer. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome or AIDS is the final stage of the 3rd stage of HIV. When HIV goes untreated for a…

Treatment of HCV and HIV coinfection

Treatment of HCV and HIV coinfection

Post Views: 3,229 Almost every year, the Hepatitis C virus (HCV), a liver disease, is known to infect more than 57 million people worldwide. And the number of deaths caused by this chronic infection is equally overwhelming. Chronic Hepatitis C advances cases of hepatic cirrhosis, hepatocarcinoma and end-stage liver disease. Revolutionary treatments such as Direct-acting…

Signs of Seroconversion and How to Avoid HIV

Signs of Seroconversion and How to Avoid HIV

Post Views: 9,997 Global Statistics on HIV/AIDS released by UNAIDS reveal that in 2020, there were approximately 37.7 million people worldwide with HIV. Indeed, HIV is one of the most severe diseases in the world today. Despite the advanced methods of testing,  this virus cannot be detected immediately after it is contracted. For timely detection…

HIV Seroconversion: Symptoms, Tests, and Treatment

HIV Seroconversion: Symptoms, Tests, and Treatment

Post Views: 9,681 Fact: The average risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection after percutaneous exposure to HIV-infected blood is 0.3 percent.  Most HIV screening tests are fully automated and any look for antibodies to the virus. Consequently, a test performed before the onset of seroconversion will typically yield a negative result for the presence…