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Evaluation of the Rapid Immunoassay Determine HIV 1/2 for Detection of Antibodies to Human Immunodeficiency Virus Types 1 and 2

By G. E. L. van den Berk, P. H. J. Frissen, R. M. Regez and P. J. G. M. Rietra


We evaluated the reliability of a rapid human immunodeficiency virus type 1 test for quick clinical decision making, such as in needle-stick accidents. The test was evaluated with 1,160 patients. It proved to be a simple and useful test with 99.6% specificity and 99.4% sensitivity. One patient with late-stage AIDS had a false-negative result

Topics: Virology
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
Year: 2003
DOI identifier: 10.1128/JCM.41.8.3868-3869.2003
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