Published in AIDS Weekly, October 16th, 2006
Study 1: A study from the United States has reported on the evaluation of a new molecular assay for detection of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) RNA, hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA, and hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA.
"Rapid, sensitive, specific, and cost-effective screening of donated blood to prevent transmission of infectious agents remains challenging. In recent years, incorporation of nucleic acid testing for HIV-1 and HCV RNA improved blood safety by reducing the window period between infection and serologic detection."
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