HIV Antibody Detection in Serum

  • Karin Travers
  • Phyllis J. Kanki


Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is caused by a human retrovirus termed human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). HIV infection is now recognized worldwide and represents a major public health problem. Antibodies raised against HIV in a patient’s serum provide the most common methods of determination of HIV exposure. Concern regarding the accuracy and the proper use of serologic tests for HIV antibodies in serum has been alleviated by data that have shown a variety of serologic tests to now be accurate [1], and useful both as diagnostic tools [2], and as research tools [3].


Human Immunodeficiency Virus Sepharose Bead Nitrocellulose Sheet Human Immunodeficiency Virus Antibody Primary Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection 
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© Stockton Press 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Karin Travers
    • 1
  • Phyllis J. Kanki
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cancer BiologyHarvard School of Public HealthBostonUSA

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