Validation of a Simple and Cost-Effective Nucleic Acid Test for HIV Detection
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Validate a simple and cost-effective Nucleic Acid Test for HIV Detection in order to develop a rapid, highly sensitive and specific, one-stage test for the diagnosis of HIV infection. Blood samples collected will be assayed using the BioHelix Corporation helicase-dependent amplification or the Cepheid Xpert HIV-1 Quant Assay. A false negative or false positive rate of >1.0% would make this test unacceptable as a screening test for HIV viremia.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Infectious Disease Clinic, HIV Positive patients
Current patient in the Medical Faculty Associates Infectious Diseases (ID) clinic with known HIV infection
Suspected to be viremic at the time of their clinic visit based on history and/or current symptoms