Journal Article

Screening for Acute HIV Infection: Lessons Learned

Joanne Stekler, Janine Maenza, Claire E. Stevens, Paul D. Swenson, Robert W. Coombs, Robert W. Wood, Mary S. Campbell, David C. Nickle, Ann C. Collier and Matthew R. Golden

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 44, issue 3, pages 459-461
Published in print February 2007 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online February 2007 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/510747
Screening for Acute HIV Infection: Lessons Learned

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Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) nucleic acid testing is increasingly being used by researchers and public health screening programs to identify highly infectious, HIV antibody-negative individuals with acute HIV infection. We present cases to illustrate unusual instances of acute HIV screening, which include “window period” testing and the discovery of low-level HIV RNA.

Journal Article.  2215 words.  Illustrated.

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

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