Performance of an oral fluid rapid HIV-1/2 test: experience from four CDC studies.

@article{Delaney2006PerformanceOA,
  title={Performance of an oral fluid rapid HIV-1/2 test: experience from four CDC studies.},
  author={Kevin P Delaney and Bernard M. Branson and Apurva Uniyal and Peter R. Kerndt and Patrick A. Keenan and Krishna Jafa and Ann D Gardner and Denise J. Jamieson and Marc Bulterys},
  journal={AIDS},
  year={2006},
  volume={20 12},
  pages={1655-60}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the performance of a rapid HIV antibody test used with whole blood and oral fluid in settings where the test is likely to be used. DESIGN In four separate studies, we compared the accuracy of the rapid test performed on whole blood and oral fluid specimens with the results of conventional HIV tests. METHODS Oral fluid and whole blood from persons of unknown HIV status recruited from clinics, labor and delivery units, and outreach venues were tested with the OraQuick… CONTINUE READING

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