UCSD Study Finds that Nucleic Acid Testing Increases HIV Detection Yield | GenomeWeb

By Ben Butkus

Amplification-based nucleic acid testing increases HIV detection yield by more than 20 percent over rapid antibody-detection methods, according to research published this week by scientists from the University of California, San Diego.

The study adds to a growing body of evidence that nucleic acid testing can help diagnose HIV in patients in its earliest stages, which in turn could lead to more effective treatment and transmission prevention.

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