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Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 Test Results in Patients with Malaria and Dengue Infections

George Watt, Penprapa Chanbancherd and Arthur E. Brown

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 30, issue 5, pages 819-819
Published in print May 2000 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online May 2000 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/313777
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 Test Results in Patients with Malaria and Dengue Infections

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Six rapid enzyme immunoassays for the detection of HIV antibody were performed on paired sera from 66 patients with malaria and 9 patients with dengue. Kit speci-ficities ranged from 77% to 100%, demonstrating that more data are needed on cross-reactivity with endemic diseases as the use of rapid HIV tests increases.

Journal Article.  660 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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