Large-scale human immunodeficiency virus rapid test evaluation in a low-prevalence ugandan blood bank population.

@article{Eller2007LargescaleHI,
  title={Large-scale human immunodeficiency virus rapid test evaluation in a low-prevalence ugandan blood bank population.},
  author={Leigh A Eller and Michael A Eller and Benson J. Ouma and Peter Kataaha and Bernard S Bagaya and Robert L Olemukan and Simon Erima and Lilian Kawala and Mark S. de Souza and Hannah Kibuuka and Fred Wabwire-Mangen and Sheila A. Peel and Robert J. O'Connell and Merlin L. Robb and Nelson L Michael},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={45 10},
  pages={3281-5}
}
The use of rapid tests for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has become standard in HIV testing algorithms employed in resource-limited settings. We report an extensive HIV rapid test validation study conducted among Ugandan blood bank donors at low risk for HIV infection. The operational characteristics of four readily available commercial HIV rapid test kits were first determined with 940 donor samples and were used to select a serial testing algorithm. Uni-Gold Recombigen HIV was used as… CONTINUE READING