Diagnosis of Primary HIV-1 Infection

  title={Diagnosis of Primary HIV-1 Infection},
  author={E. Daar and S. Little and J. Pitt and J. Santangelo and P. Ho and N. Harawa and P. Kerndt and J. Giorgi and J. Bai and P. Gaut and D. Richman and S. Mandel and S. Nichols},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
Primary HIV infection is characterized by diverse clinical symptoms (1, 2). Since patients with primary infection are just developing HIV antibodies, recognition of the syndrome in at-risk persons should prompt antibody testing as well as a virologic assay (3, 4). Diagnosing primary infection may decrease HIV transmission (5) and allow consideration of early treatment (2, 6). To date, the optimal patients to screen and the best algorithm for use of diagnostic tests have not been determined. The… Expand
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