Spread of maternal HIV infection in Scotland from 1990 to 1992.

In Scotland since January 1990, unlinked anonymous testing of Guthrie cards has documented maternal HIV-1 antibody in neonatal blood. District postcode and quarter year of birth determined prevalence and spread of infection. The Fujirebio particle agglutination assay screened for HIV-1 antibody, with confirmation by ELISA and full western blotting. Births… CONTINUE READING