Comparison of saliva and blood for human immunodeficiency virus prevalence testing.

@article{Major1991ComparisonOS,
  title={Comparison of saliva and blood for human immunodeficiency virus prevalence testing.},
  author={Claire Major and Stanley E. Read and R A Coates and Annick Francis and Barbara J. Mclaughlin and Margaret E Millson and F A Shepherd and Martha Fanning and Liviana Calzavara and D K MacFadden},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1991},
  volume={163 4},
  pages={699-702}
}
Testing saliva for the detection of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antibodies has many potential advantages for epidemiologic surveillance. A commercial ELISA kit and a standardized in-house immunoblot (IB) system were slightly modified to enhance antibody detection in saliva. Frozen saliva specimens from Toronto Sexual Contact Study participants (including sequential saliva specimens collected during seroconversion) were tested as were fresh saliva samples collected from a population of… CONTINUE READING
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