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AGNP BOARD EXAM QUESTIONS Assessment (23 Questions)Question:Which is NOT a type of diagnostic test for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)?Antibody test Combination antibody and antigen test Cluster of differentiation 4 (CD4) CorrectNucleic acid tests (NATs) Explanation:Cluster of differentiation 4 (CD4) is a glycoprotein found on the surface of immune cells such as T-helper cells, monocytes, macrophages, and dendritic cells. CD4 counts are most often assessed after the diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has been made. Tests for HIV include the antibody test, combination test, and nucleic acid tests. The CD4 count results, along with an HIV viral load, are used to evaluate the immune system of a person diagnosed with HIV infection and to monitor effectiveness of antiretroviral treatment (ART or ARV), also called highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART).Question:Which sexually transmitted disease (STD) is known as a ‘silent’ infection and often lacksabnormal physical examination findings?Question:What is the gold standard method for diagnosing bacterial vaginosis (BV)?
Question:What is the sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by infection with Haemophilus ducreyi and characterized by painful necrotizing genital ulcers?