A single window-period donation detected by human immunodeficiency virus p24 antigen after 5 years of routine screening in a group of Brazilian blood banks.

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The purpose of this article was to describe the experience of screening for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) p24 antigen (p24Ag) in blood donors, in four Brazilian Blood Banks, and to report the detection of the first window-period donation. MATERIALS AND METHODS During 61 months (May 96 to June 01), 103 470 consecutive… (More)

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