Emerging issues in AIDS: variant strains of human immunodeficiency virus and its subtypes.


Journal Article

The emergence of variant strains of HIV has triggered the need for active local, national, and global surveillance. Some new strains identified in the US cannot be detected reliably with current test kits--a problem with important implications for blood safety and for diagnosis and prevention of AIDS.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Paul, SM; Cross, H; Costa, SJ; Pierce, M; Pizzuti, W; Morgan, DH; Ziskin, LZ

Published Date

  • February 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 32 - 36

PubMed ID

  • 10179126

Pubmed Central ID

  • 10179126

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0580-7247


  • eng