AIDS Testing

A Comprehensive Guide to Technical, Medical, Social, Legal, and Management Issues

  • Gerald Schochetman
  • J. Richard George

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Gerald Schochetman
      Pages 15-31
    2. Alison C. Mawle, J. Steven Mcdougal
      Pages 32-51
  3. Laboratory Issues of Testing

    1. J. Richard George, Gerald Schochetman
      Pages 62-102
    2. Bruce J. McCreedy, J. Richard George
      Pages 103-128
    3. Mark A. Rayfield
      Pages 129-140
    4. Gerald Schochetman, John J. Sninsky
      Pages 141-169
    5. Janet K. A. Nicholson, Alan L. Landay
      Pages 170-195
    6. C. Robert Horsburgh Jr.
      Pages 196-205
    7. Rima F. Khabbaz, Walid Heneine, Jonathan E. Kaplan
      Pages 206-223
  4. Applications

    1. Michael P. Busch
      Pages 224-236
    2. Nancy J. Haley, Barry S. Reed
      Pages 252-265
    3. Martha F. Rogers, Gerald Schochetman
      Pages 266-283
    4. H. Barbara Bowman, J. Thomas White
      Pages 284-301
  5. Psychosocial and Legal Issues

    1. S. Lynda Doll, B. Meaghan Kennedy
      Pages 302-319
    2. Fred Kroger, Priscilla Holman
      Pages 328-336
  6. Management Issues

    1. Thomas L. Hearn
      Pages 337-345
    2. Jonathan Y. Richmond
      Pages 346-360
    3. Denise M. Cardo, Kenneth G. Castro, Jacquelyn A. Polder, David M. Bell
      Pages 361-375
    4. Carol A. Ciesielski, David M. Bell
      Pages 376-389
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 391-411

About this book


During the two years since the publication of the first edition of this book, the global spread of human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) has continued. HIV was estimated by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1993 to have at least 13 million individuals worldwide, with 1 million infected infected in the United States. HIV/AIDS in the United States has become the leading cause of death among men 25 to 44 years of age and the fifth leading cause of death among women of the same age group. Prevention of HIV infection remains a global challenge. Testing for HIV is the cornerstone for surveillance and prevention programs and for the provision of appropriate medical care for those who are infected. Such testing is equally essential to the search for effective antivirus drugs and vaccines. This second edition of AIDS Testing incorporates the most current thinking on test methodology and interpretation, some of which has changed considerably over the past two years. This edition also has been expanded to include a section consisting of six chapters on test applica­ tions and a section consisting of four chapters on management issues. This edition, like the first, describes in clear terms all the complex ele­ ments of testing, including applications, scientific principles, quality assurance, safety, and medical, ethical, and legal considerations.


AIDS Epidemiology HIV HIV infection Public Health blood health health care hospital immunodeficiency immunology infection infections retroviruses transplantation

Editors and affiliations

  • Gerald Schochetman
    • 1
  • J. Richard George
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratory Investigations Branch Division of HIV/AIDSNational Center for Infectious Diseases Centers for Disease Control and PreventionAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Developmental Technology Section Laboratory Investigations Branch Division of HIV/AIDSNational Center for Infectious Diseases Centers for Disease Control and PreventionAtlantaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-6927-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-0867-9
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