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Stanford Develops Test for Early HIV and Cancer Detection

It is a well known fact that detecting any chronic disease early on gives the patient a much better chance of being cured; if anything, it at least gives the patient a chance to asses the options and pick the best one.

Stanford University has been working on a test that could detect HIV and cancer early on; this test is designed similarly to the detection method being used know which looks for antibodies in the person’s immunity system and sort of “flags” them in order to make them noticeable. the new test, however, replaces these flags with DNA strands, and this technique renders the test much more sensitive to existing illnesses. This means experts could be alerted about the disease attacking the patient at an even earlier stage than before.

This method has been tested against other FDA-approved variants of thyroid cancer, and was found to be 800 times more sensitive to existing illnesses in the immunity system. These shocking results have been obtained through the continuous clinical trials being performed on this test. Scientists are also developing these tools to be able to detect HIV.