To determine whether saliva could serve as an alternative to serum for HIV-antibody testing in an ongoing sentinel surveillance program in Thailand.
Serum and saliva specimens were collected from 1955 individuals in four of the 73 sentinel sites of the national surveillance program in Thailand.
Intravenous drug users, female prostitutes, and men attending sexually transmitted disease clinics were included as participants.
All specimens were collected and tested anonymously.
Saliva was gathered with the Omni-Sal collection device and analyzed for the presence of HIV antibodies using the immunoglobulin G antibody-capture enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (GACELISA) laboratory test, specially designed for low concentration body fluids.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Dépistage, Programme sanitaire, Sensibilité, Spécificité, Méthode immunoenzymatique, Salive, Anticorps, Thaïlande, Asie, Homme, Virus immunodéficience humaine, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Medical screening, Sanitary program, Sensitivity, Specificity, Enzyme immunoassay, Saliva, Antibody, Thailand, Asia, Human, Human immunodeficiency virus, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0715444
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 09/06/1995.