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Performance of the First Fourth Generation Rapid Human Immunodeficiency Virus Test in Children.
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PMID:  23190776     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Diagnosing HIV infection in infants by p24 antigen detection at point of care is likely to reduce infant morbidity and mortality. A fourth generation rapid test evaluated on 202 stored samples from children of known age and clinical presentation demonstrated a sensitivity of <2% for detecting p24 antigen in 61 HIV-infected infants and 100% sensitivity and specificity for detecting HIV antibodies in infants aged 6-months and younger.
Authors:
Kapila Bhowan; Gayle G Sherman
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Pediatric infectious disease journal     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-0987     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Infect. Dis. J.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8701858     Medline TA:  Pediatr Infect Dis J     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Author Affiliations:* Paediatric HIV Diagnostic Syndicate, Wits Health Consortium, Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa; § Department of Molecular Medicine and Haematology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa and † National Health and Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa.
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