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Title: A NOVEL METHOD OF DETECTING HIV/AIDS USING MICROWAVES
Authors: Mathew, K T
Anil, Lonappan
Vinu, Thomas
Bindu, G
Joe, Jacob
Rajasekaran, C
Technology
Keywords: HIV/AIDS
Blood
Cavity perturbation
Dielectric properties
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Wiley InterScience
Abstract: HIV/AIDS is one of the most destructive epidemics in ever recorded history claims an estimated 2.4 –3.3 million lives every year. Even though there is no treatment for this pandemic Elisa and Western Blot tests are the only tests currently available for detecting HIV/AIDS. This article proposes a new method of detecting HIV/AIDS based on the measurement of the dielectric properties of blood at the microwave frequencies. The measurements were made at the S-band of microwave frequency using rectangular cavity perturbation technique with the samples of blood from healthy donors as well as from HIV/AIDS patients. An appreciable change is observed in the dielectric properties of patient samples than with the normal healthy samples and these measurements were in good agreement with clinical results. This measurement is an alternative in vitro method of diagnosing HIV/AIDS using microwaves.
URI: http://dyuthi.cusat.ac.in/xmlui/purl/2052
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