HIV Resistance Testing

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Also known as: Anti-retroviral Drug Resistance Testing; ARV Resistance Testing; genotypic resistance assay (GRA)
Formal name: Human Immunodeficiency Virus Genotypic Resistance Testing

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

If you have been diagnosed with HIV, this test can be used to help doctors select the right drugs for treating the infection.

When to Get Tested?

Before starting HIV treatment (anti-retroviral therapy), or if your HIV viral load increases (or does not decrease) even though you are receiving anti-retroviral therapy

Sample Required?

A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?

None