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Laboratory diagnosis of HIV infection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1987516     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Laboratory diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is complicated by absence of data on sensitivity, specificity and predictive value of the various tests as they apply to children. The presence of maternal anti-HIV passively transmitted across the placenta also confounds diagnosis. The authors review currently available data on the detection of HIV, HIV genome, and HIV gene products, as well as the diagnostic value of detecting serologic and cellular responses to HIV in infants and children.
K Krasinski; W Borkowsky
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric clinics of North America     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0031-3955     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  1991 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-02-15     Completed Date:  1991-02-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401126     Medline TA:  Pediatr Clin North Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  17-35     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM; X    
Department of Pediatrics, New York University Medical Center, New York.
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MeSH Terms
AIDS Serodiagnosis*
Child, Preschool
HIV Antibodies / analysis
HIV Antigens / analysis
HIV Infections / diagnosis*,  immunology
HIV-1 / isolation & purification*
Immunity, Cellular
Infant, Newborn
Nucleic Acid Hybridization
Reg. No./Substance:
0/HIV Antibodies; 0/HIV Antigens

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