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Acta Médica Peruana

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ALVAREZ-CARRASCO, Ricardo Iván. Interpretation of rapid tests for diagnosing the infection caused by the human immunodeficiency virus. Acta méd. Peru [online]. 2017, vol.34, n.4, pp.309-316. ISSN 1728-5917.

Since the advent of the first laboratory tests for diagnosing the human immunodeficiency virus infection more than thirty years ago, technological advances have allowed us to have more sensitive and specific tests, and their adequate interpretation in clinical practice is indispensable for proper management of patients. The purpose of this review is to describe the adequate understanding and relationships of the results of all commonly used tests

Keywords : Laboratory proficiency testing; HIV; Diagnosis.

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