Targeted Testing for Acute HIV Infection in North Carolina
May 7, 2009
Because people with acute HIV infection contribute disproportionately to transmission of the virus, identifying these persons is a critical public health challenge. The current cross-sectional study outlines targeted approaches the authors developed for detecting HIV RNA in persons with negative serological tests.
Targeted testing can accurately identify acute HIV infection, the authors concluded, suggesting "simple approaches for identifying the types of clinics and geographical areas where infections are concentrated may be logistically feasible and cost-efficient."
04.27.2009; Vol. 27; No. 7: P. 835-843; William C. Miller, Peter A. Leone, Sandra McCoy, Trang Q. Nguyen, Delbert E. Williams, Christopher D. Pilcher
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