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HIV screening "window" & PCR

Peter Kramer pkramer at connix.com
Sun May 28 08:11:16 EST 1995

I've read some recent literature that suggests that the time between HIV
infection and detection (i.e. the window) for blood screening can be
substantially reduced by including PCR testing in addition to the standard
ELIZA screening.

Can anyone give me an idea what the "window' size is for some of the PCR
methods that are currently available?


Peter Kramer

pkramer at connix.com

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