HIV Infection, Screening and Confirmatory Testing

K.T. Chan, Lawrence Wong and Daniel C.C. Tam

PHC Medical Diagnostic Centre Ltd., Hong Kong SAR, China.


Advances in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) treatment have changed the natural history of HIV and improved the quality of infected patients. Post exposure and vertical transmission prophylaxis do not change the main features of HIV prevention. This article reviews the common screening and confirmatory tests for HIV along with statistical information related to HIV in Hong Kong.

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