Accounting for False Positive HIV Tests: Is Visceral Leishmaniasis Responsible?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/560847
Title:
Accounting for False Positive HIV Tests: Is Visceral Leishmaniasis Responsible?
Authors:
Shanks, Leslie; Ritmeijer, Koert; Piriou, Erwan; Siddiqui, M Ruby; Kliescikova, Jarmila; Pearce, Neil; Ariti, Cono; Muluneh, Libsework; Masiga, Johnson; Abebe, Almaz
Journal:
PloS One
Abstract:
Co-infection with HIV and visceral leishmaniasis is an important consideration in treatment of either disease in endemic areas. Diagnosis of HIV in resource-limited settings relies on rapid diagnostic tests used together in an algorithm. A limitation of the HIV diagnostic algorithm is that it is vulnerable to falsely positive reactions due to cross reactivity. It has been postulated that visceral leishmaniasis (VL) infection can increase this risk of false positive HIV results. This cross sectional study compared the risk of false positive HIV results in VL patients with non-VL individuals.
Publisher:
Public Library of Science
Issue Date:
10-Jul-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/560847
DOI:
10.1371/journal.pone.0132422
PubMed ID:
26161864
Language:
en
ISSN:
1932-6203
Appears in Collections:
Leishmaniasis/Kala Azar

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dc.contributor.authorShanks, Leslieen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRitmeijer, Koerten_GB
dc.contributor.authorPiriou, Erwanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSiddiqui, M Rubyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKliescikova, Jarmilaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPearce, Neilen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAriti, Conoen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMuluneh, Libseworken_GB
dc.contributor.authorMasiga, Johnsonen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAbebe, Almazen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-21T23:06:45Z-
dc.date.available2015-07-21T23:06:45Z-
dc.date.issued2015-07-10-
dc.identifier.citationAccounting for False Positive HIV Tests: Is Visceral Leishmaniasis Responsible? 2015, 10 (7):e0132422 PLoS ONEen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203-
dc.identifier.pmid26161864-
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0132422-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/560847-
dc.description.abstractCo-infection with HIV and visceral leishmaniasis is an important consideration in treatment of either disease in endemic areas. Diagnosis of HIV in resource-limited settings relies on rapid diagnostic tests used together in an algorithm. A limitation of the HIV diagnostic algorithm is that it is vulnerable to falsely positive reactions due to cross reactivity. It has been postulated that visceral leishmaniasis (VL) infection can increase this risk of false positive HIV results. This cross sectional study compared the risk of false positive HIV results in VL patients with non-VL individuals.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPublic Library of Scienceen_GB
dc.rightsPublished by Public Library of Science, [url]http://www.plosone.org/[/url] Archived on this site by Open Access permissionen_GB
dc.titleAccounting for False Positive HIV Tests: Is Visceral Leishmaniasis Responsible?en
dc.identifier.journalPloS Oneen_GB

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