The Edulab Simulated ELISA Test is a hands on activity for students that serves the following important knowledge outcomes:
1. Good understanding of the body´s immune system and how the antigen/antibody reaction works. It shows what goes wrong with the immune system when HIV infection occurs. It also demonstrates clearly a test that is used daily to screen blood and diagnose the presence of the disease.
2. Blood transfusion is a life saving practice that is administered to millions of patients every month. The importance of safe blood is made clear with this kit.
3. The discussion in the activities in the kit bring the real life issues of HIV into focus for the learner.
4. Prevention of spreading of the disease can be discussed as well.