Infant human immunodeficiency virus diagnosis in resource-limited settings: issues, technologies, and country experiences.

@article{Creek2007InfantHI,
  title={Infant human immunodeficiency virus diagnosis in resource-limited settings: issues, technologies, and country experiences.},
  author={Tracy L. Creek and Gayle Gillian Sherman and John N Nkengasong and Lydia Lu and Thomas Finkbeiner and Mary Glenn Fowler and Emilia Rivadeneira and Nathan Shaffer},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2007},
  volume={197 3 Suppl},
  pages={S64-71}
}
Diagnosing human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in infants is difficult because maternal HIV antibodies cross the placenta, causing positive serologic tests in HIV-exposed infants for the first several months of life. Early definitive diagnosis of HIV requires virologic testing such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR), which is the diagnostic standard in resource-rich settings but has been too complex and expensive for widespread use in most countries with high HIV prevalence. Early PCR… CONTINUE READING

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