Diagnosis of early HIV-1 infection

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The diagnosis of acute infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) presents a challenge for the primary care provider. We present a case of early HIV infection and discuss the limitations of the currently established diagnostic algorithm for HIV infection. We conclude that alternative diagnostic testing for human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) RNA is warranted in certain clinical settings. Appropriate, early diagnosis of HIV infection may improve the patient's outcome and provide additional public health benefits by reducing transmission of disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)237-241
Number of pages5
JournalAIDS Patient Care and STDs
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 22 2001


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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Suarez, A. A., Sokol-Anderson, M. L., Creer, M., Taylor, J. F., & Ritter, D. (2001). Diagnosis of early HIV-1 infection. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 15(5), 237-241. https://doi.org/10.1089/10872910152050757