Failure to confirm HIV infection in two end-stage HIV/AIDS patients using a popular commercial line immunoassay.

@article{Tang2008FailureTC,
  title={Failure to confirm HIV infection in two end-stage HIV/AIDS patients using a popular commercial line immunoassay.},
  author={J. W. Tang and Bonnie Chun Kwan Wong and Edman Lam and Vivien Tai and Nelson Lee and Clive Stewart Cockram and Paul K S Chan},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  year={2008},
  volume={80 9},
  pages={1515-22}
}
Immunoassays using either viral lysate (Western blot) or recombinant/synthetic antigen (immunoblot) for anti-HIV capture are still the preferred method to confirm HIV infection. Two cases of HIV-1-infected patients presented with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)-defining illnesses. Laboratory tests were performed using multiple commercial HIV test… CONTINUE READING