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VII International Conference on AIDS
According to early study results, a new testing technique may indicate exposure to HIV up to a year earlier than current tests show. Although demonstrating exposure to HIV does not prove infection, the high-risk, initially uninfected person studied by U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) researchers showed HIV infection in several standard tests 14 months after detection of HIV exposure with the new test.
"A test that shows such early evidence of exposure to HIV would be useful for diagnosis, especially for people who are at high risk of infection," explained NCI researcher Mario Clerici, M.D., in his presentation at …