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Evaluation of rapid assays for screening and confirming HIV-1 infection in Ethiopia.

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To evaluate a simple and rapid testing strategy to diagnose HIV infection in Ethiopia, we subjected a panel of 688 sera with known HIV serologic status (confirmed by ELISA/WB or double ELISA) to 3 rapid assays: Determine HIV-1/2, Capillus HIV-1/2 and Serocard HIV. Samples were obtained from participants in a cohort study on HIV-infection (72%), from tuberculosis patients (18%) and from participants in surveillance studies among police recruits and commercial sex workers (10%). The panel consi...

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Tegbaru, B More by this author
Messele, T More by this author
Tilahun, T More by this author
Dorigo-Zetsma, W More by this author
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Journal:
Ethiopian medical journal
Volume:
40 Suppl 1
Pages:
27-36
Publication date:
2002-04-05
ISSN:
0014-1755
URN:
uuid:7914a952-391b-47db-a6d2-67ad5486a3bf
Source identifiers:
80648
Local pid:
pubs:80648

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