Lourders Amador

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Geographical clustering of human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) infection has been identified in the nonmestizo communities in several cities along the Atlantic coast of Honduras. Of the 2,651 serum samples tested, 122 samples were repeatedly reactive for HTLV-1 antibodies in two different enzyme immunoassays and 3 were indeterminate. These sera(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the ability of simple, rapid tests to identify HIV-1 antibody-positive specimens in field settings using the World Health Organization's (WHO) alternative testing strategies. DESIGN Three-phase evaluation of simple, rapid assays using banked specimens and prospectively collected serum specimens at regional hospitals and rural(More)