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Negative Rapid HIV Antibody Testing during Early HIV Infection

Joanne Stekler, MD MPH; Robert W. Wood, MD; Paul D. Swenson, PhD; and Matthew Golden, MD, MPH
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From Public Health - Seattle and King County, and University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195.

Note added in proof: In the 5 months between acceptance and publication of this letter, 3 additional individuals have been identified who tested HIV-negative by OraQuick but HIV-positive by second-generation EIA.

Acknowledgments: The authors thank the University of Washington Primary Infection Clinic and the second individual for consenting to share follow-up HIV testing results. They also thank the AIEDRP AIN503/ACTG A5217 protocol team for allowing us to present results of the detuned EIA.

Grant Support: Dr. Stekler was funded by a National Institutes of Health grant (K23 AI65243).

Potential Financial Conflicts of Interest: None disclosed.

Ann Intern Med. 2007;147(2):147-148. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-147-2-200707170-00022
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