M E Schwerzler

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Guthrie cards containing dried blood spots from 67 children now known to be infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and 63 children now classified as having had seroreversion were retrieved from the newborn infant archives from 1986 through 1991 to determine whether the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) could predict the infection at birth. The PCR(More)
The suitability of paper-absorbed (PA) fingerstick blood specimens for antibody testing of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) was examined in two populations of intravenous drug users (IVDU): 393 persons from a drop-in counseling and testing clinic and 145 from a methadone treatment clinic. From the first group, the same 66 immunoblot-confirmed(More)
During 1991-1994, anonymous screening of newborn infants for maternal antibody to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was carried out in three regions of Spain: Valencia, Galicia and Sevilla. The newborn infants whose heel-stick blood eluates were satisfactory for HIV antibody tests were a consecutive series of 104 876, representing 99.3% of all newborn(More)
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