Testing of saliva and serum for HIV in high-risk populations

M. Vall Mayans, J. Casabona, N. Rabella, D. De Miniac, A. Rodés, A. Marco, J. Trabal, C. Trilla

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Paired samples of saliva and serum from 286 highrisk subjects were tested for HIV using two commercial enzyme immunoassays following the same WHO testing strategy supplemented with a Western blot technique. Agreement between HIV testing in both sample types was 98.9 % (95 % confidence interval: 97.7-100). The sensitivity of an EIA (Wellcozyme GACELISA) alone for saliva was 100% (133/133) and the specificity 98.7% (151/153). These results support previous data showing that in some situations saliva might be an effective alternative to serum for HIV testing. © 1995 Springer-Verlag.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)710-713
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 1995


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