Top stories of 2008. Rapid HIV testing is not without its flaws

AIDS Clin Care. 2009 Jan;21(1):5.


The low specificity of the oral swab tests remains a concern, as do poor follow-up rates among those testing positive.

Publication types

  • Newspaper Article

MeSH terms

  • AIDS Serodiagnosis / methods*
  • False Positive Reactions
  • HIV Infections / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Time and Motion Studies
  • United States