TITLE

Testing for HIV conversion

AUTHOR(S)
M.O.R.
PUB. DATE
March 1998
SOURCE
Cortlandt Forum;03/25/98, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p103
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the case of young woman who had an HIV conversion of a positive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) to negative result in the Western blot test. Cause of the conversion of the HIV tests results; Difference between the ELISA and Western blot HIV tests; Non-infection of the patient with HIV.
ACCESSION #
433723

 

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