NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – An acute HIV testing research program called EarlyTest has reduced incidence of HIV infection over a nearly 10-year period, a new study has shown.

Published last week in Clinical Infectious Diseases, the study traced the viral sequences in patients to demonstrate that finding HIV in the pre-seroconversion window had a cumulative effect of avoiding around 100 infections in a high-incidence community in San Diego.

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