Published in Blood Weekly, August 11th, 1997
Researcher Paul J. Converse and colleagues from Baltimore, Maryland's Johns Hopkins University found the novel whole blood tuberculin interferon gamma (IFN-gamma) assay to detect more HIV positive reactors to tuberculin than traditional testing ("Comparison of a Tuberculin Interferon-gamma Assay with the Tuberculin Skin Test in High-Risk Adults: Effect of HIV Infection," Journal of Infectious Diseases, July 1997;176:144-150).
The tuberculin skin test (TST) is widely used to diagnose infection...
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