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HIV point-of-care tests (POCTs) are increasingly popular and overcome many barriers to testing. Yet POCTs have false reactive results requiring confirmation.
Teague et al, looked at using a second POCT as confirmation. The first line POCT was the INSTI HIV-1/HIV-2 rapid antibody test; the confirmatory test the Alere Determine. The serum of 91 individuals with a positive INSTI was retrospectively tested; Determine successfully identified all false reactive INSTIs.1
These data led us to introduce …
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