Aug 3, 1998
From a recent question, I understand that mixed strain, or "recombinant," HIV is identified through genetic sequencing. However, how were these patients known to be infected with HIV in the first place? In other words, did conventional antibody and PCR tests pick up the infection initially, which later was determined through genetic sequencing to be a recombinant strain? Thank you.
Response from Dr. Holodniy
Yes the ELISA type antibody tests were positive. MH
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