Comparison of five commercial enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays and Western immunoblotting for human immunodeficiency virus antibody detection in serum samples from Central Africa.

@article{Behets1991ComparisonOF,
  title={Comparison of five commercial enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays and Western immunoblotting for human immunodeficiency virus antibody detection in serum samples from Central Africa.},
  author={Frieda M-T F Behets and A Disasi and Robert Ryder and K Bishagara and Peter K. Piot and Melchior M. Kashamuka and M Kamenga and N Nzila and Marie Laga and Gaby Vercauteren},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={1991},
  volume={29 10},
  pages={2280-4}
}
Detection by five different enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs) of antibody to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in sera from three Zairian populations consisting of 1,998 individuals with various risks for HIV infection was evaluated. Sera that were reactive by at least one assay and 10% of the nonreactive serum samples were analyzed by Western blot (immunoblot) by using U.S. Public Health Service interpretation criteria. Sera which were positive by ELISA for detection of antibody to… CONTINUE READING