Department of Pathology

Pitt Research Team Uses Rapid Diagnosis Technology to Tackle HIV Testing Problems

The HIV Detective is a solution being developed for early and rapid diagnosis of HIV. The handheld testing platform would allow health care workers to gather a few drops of a patient’s blood onto a sensor smaller than Roosevelt’s ear on a dime and provide results in one minute instead of the 24 hours currently required. This leap forward in testing is possible due to technology developed for another recent project at Pitt — a working THC breath test.