Whose blood is safer? The effect of the stage of the epidemic on screening for HIV.


BACKGROUND With improvements in HIV antibody test (ELISA) performance, the window of time between infection and seroconversion becomes a major source of error in HIV screening. The authors examined its impact on the false-reassurance rate (FRR). METHODS Test sensitivity was modeled as the product of two factors: the inherent sensitivity (sensitivity when… (More)


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