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Year : 1992  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 195-196

Usefulness Of Alternative Strategy For HIV Testing In India



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The conventional approach of HIV testing which relies on confirmation of all initial positive screening test using a Western Blot assay is expensive, time consuming and interpretation is difficult which leads to lot of indeterminate results. To reduce the number of Western blot assays, alternative strategy of using 2 ELISA combination yielded results which were comparable with conventional approach at a cost which is 1/7 the cost of using the conventional approach.






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