Limitations for the Use of HIV-1 Western Blot in Plasma/Serum

June 15, 2015

Limitations for the Use of HIV-1 Western Blot in Plasma/Serum

The 2014 algorithm takes advantage of the advances in HIV diagnostic testing by using a sequence of tests that concurrently detect HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibodies and HIV-1 p24 antigen. The algorithm also includes an HIV antibody differentiation assay as a supplemental test and HIV-1 RNA testing, as needed.
The entire guidance can be found here