Volume 75, Issue 6
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


Methods for early diagnosis of pediatric HIV-1 infection (DNA-polymerase chain reaction [PCR], RNA quantification, viral cultures) are expensive. Most Cambodian infants wait 18 months for HIV serologic tests. We observed that boosted-p24-antigen profile assay, with performances similar to viral cultures and costs similar to DNA-PCR, is easier to perform and could readily be set up in resource-poor settings.


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  • Received : 19 Apr 2006
  • Accepted : 19 Aug 2006

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