Relative accuracy of serum, whole blood, and oral fluid HIV tests among Seattle men who have sex with men.

@article{Stekler2013RelativeAO,
  title={Relative accuracy of serum, whole blood, and oral fluid HIV tests among Seattle men who have sex with men.},
  author={Joanne D Stekler and Joshua D O'Neal and Aric Lane and Fred J. Swanson and Janine Maenza and Claire E. Stevens and Robert W. Coombs and Joan A. Dragavon and Paul D Swenson and Matthew Robert Golden and Bernard M. Branson},
  journal={Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology},
  year={2013},
  volume={58 Suppl 1},
  pages={e119-22}
}
BACKGROUND Point-of-care (POC) rapid HIV tests have sensitivity during the "window period" comparable only to earliest generation EIAs. To date, it is unclear whether any POC test performs significantly better than others. OBJECTIVE Compare abilities of POC tests to detect early infection in real time. STUDY DESIGN Men who have sex with men (MSM) were recruited into a prospective, cross-sectional study at two HIV testing sites and a research clinic. Procedures compared four POC tests: one… CONTINUE READING

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