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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 57-59

Limitations of the 2016 National AIDS Control Organization guidelines regarding Human Immunodeficiency Virus testing in India


Department of Microbiology, Tata Medical Center, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sanjay Bhattacharya
Department of Microbiology, Tata Medical Center, 14 Major Arterial Road (EW), Newtown, Kolkata - 700 156, West Bengal
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jacm.jacm_10_17

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The current article discusses certain limitations of the 2016 National AIDS Control Organization guidelines regarding human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing in India. Incorporation of fourth-generation HIV antigen plus antibody tests in the screening test along with the need of immunoblot techniques (such as the western blot) for HIV confirmation would make the guidelines more robust.


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