Acute HIV revisited: New opportunities for treatment and prevention

Christopher D. Pilcher*, Joseph J. Eron, Shannon Galvin, Cynthia Gay, Myron S. Cohen

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Inability to recognize incident infection has traditionally limited both scientific and public health approaches to HIV disease. Recently, some laboratories have begun adding HIV nucleic acid amplification testing to HIV diagnostic testing algorithms so that acute (antibody-negative) HIV infections can be routinely detected within the first 1-3 weeks of exposure. In this review article, we will highlight critical opportunities for HIV treatment and prevention that are presented by these diagnostic strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)937-945
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Clinical Investigation
Issue number7
StatePublished - Apr 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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