Human Immunodeficiency Virus Diagnostic Testing: 30 Years of Evolution

Thomas S. Alexander
  • Clinical and Vaccine Immunology, March 2016, ASM Journals
  • DOI: 10.1128/cvi.00053-16

What is it about?

The FDA hass recently approved new HIV diagnostic tests which reduce the maount of time between infection and detecting that infection. This article puts the new tests in a historical perspective and describes their advantages and shortcomings.

Why is it important?

The popular idea of an HIV ELISA followed by a western blot to diagnose HIV infection is no longer used. This article explains how HIV testing has changed

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/cvi.00053-16

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