Field evaluation of alternative testing strategies for diagnosis and differentiation of HIV-1 and HIV-2 infections in an HIV-1 and HIV-2-prevalent area.

@article{Andersson1997FieldEO,
  title={Field evaluation of alternative testing strategies for diagnosis and differentiation of HIV-1 and HIV-2 infections in an HIV-1 and HIV-2-prevalent area.},
  author={S. -B. Andersson and Zacharias Jose da Silva and Hans R Norrgren and Francisco J. O. Dias and Gunnel Biberfeld},
  journal={AIDS},
  year={1997},
  volume={11 15},
  pages={1815-22}
}
OBJECTIVE To identify cost-efficient alternative antibody testing strategies for screening, confirmation and discrimination of HIV-1 and HIV-2 infections, including rapid simple tests (RST) as well as enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA), in a HIV-1 and HIV-2-prevalent area. DESIGN Evaluation and comparison of anti-HIV-1/2 assays, adhering to the World Health Organization recommendations for alternative confirmatory strategies, using banked and prospectively collected specimens in… CONTINUE READING