False-Positive HIV Test Results in Infancy and Management of Uninfected Children Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy

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Abstract

This report summarizes 2 children misdiagnosed with HIV infection in a clinic in rural Zambia and discusses the implications of false-positive HIV DNA tests in HIV-exposed infants, including the potential magnitude of the problem. Recommendations are needed to address the management of children receiving antiretroviral therapy who are suspected of being uninfected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)607-609
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume34
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 22 2015

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Keywords

  • antiretroviral therapy
  • early infant diagnosis
  • HIV
  • pediatrics
  • sub-Saharan Africa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Microbiology (medical)

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