Published in AIDS Weekly, January 15th, 2007
Study 1: Fresh data on HIV/AIDS are presented in the report "Pitfalls with rapid HIV antibody testing in HIV-infected children in the Western Cape, South Africa." According to recent research from South Africa, "Rapid HIV antibody tests are commonly used for HIV diagnosis in the developing world. These tests are generally reported as sensitive, despite paucity of evaluations in paediatric populations. We tested specimens of paediatric patients, known to be HIV-infected, to detect any false negative tests and determine associations with such an outcome. One hundred and fifty-three...
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