HIV/AIDS Glossary

Antibody Differentiation Test

A type of antibody test that can distinguish HIV-1 antibodies from HIV-2 antibodies. When an initial HIV antibody test result is positive, an antibody differentiation test is done to determine whether a person has HIV-1 or HIV-2. The test is done using a sample of blood.

Related Term(s): Antibody, HIV-1, HIV-2

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