Signal-boosted qualitative ultrasensitive p24 antigen assay for diagnosis of subtype C HIV-1 infection in infants under the age of 2 years.

@article{Zijenah2005SignalboostedQU,
  title={Signal-boosted qualitative ultrasensitive p24 antigen assay for diagnosis of subtype C HIV-1 infection in infants under the age of 2 years.},
  author={Lynn Sodai Zijenah and Ocean Tobaiwa and Simbarashe Rusakaniko and Kusum Jackison Nathoo and Margaret Nhembe and Petronella Matibe and David K. Katzenstein},
  journal={Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes},
  year={2005},
  volume={39 4},
  pages={391-4}
}
The gold standard for diagnosis of HIV-1 infection in infants under the age of 2 years is DNA or reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction. However, these tests are expensive and therefore not available in resource-limited countries. With the increasing availability of antiretroviral drugs for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and treatment of AIDS in resource-poor countries, there is an urgent need to develop cheaper, alternative, and cost-effective laboratory methods for… CONTINUE READING

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