Risk factors for repeatedly reactive HIV-1 EIA and indeterminate western blots. A population-based case-control study.

@article{Celum1994RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for repeatedly reactive HIV-1 EIA and indeterminate western blots. A population-based case-control study.},
  author={Connie L Celum and Robert W. Coombs and Michael F. Jones and Vanessa Murphy and Leon Fisher and Clive S. Grant and Lawrence Corey and Toshio Inui and Mark H. Wener and King K. Holmes},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={154 10},
  pages={1129-37}
}
OBJECTIVE Causes of indeterminate results of Western blot testing (IWB) for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) type 1 include seroconversion, HIV-2 cross-reactivity, and autoimmune disease, but most IWB results remain unexplained. This case-control study assessed risk factors for IWB results, including early HIV infection, other retroviral infection, autoantibodies, and other medical conditions. DESIGN Prospective study to determine HIV seroconversion rate, with a case-control design to… CONTINUE READING
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