Before this assignment, please make sure to review the notes from this week’s “Reading Materials” folder (Attachment), as well as the following:
Mayo Clinic HIV Definition & https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003538.htm
In at least 300 of your own words, explain the purpose of HIV testing and those most likely and those least likely to test for HIV. Next, outline how the HIV test ELISA works and what it tests for. Finally, how does the HIV test Western Blot work, and what does it test for. Why is this important for you to know in your prospective career field? Do include at least 1 scholarly reference.
Supporting Articles & Videos
Explore the CDC website to learn more about HIV Testing: https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/testing/index.html