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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: HIV prevalence in dental outpatients in Brazil
Author: deAlmeida, OP
deSouza, FJ
Scully, C
Line, SRP
Porter, S
Abstract: A series of dental outpatients in Brazil was anonymously screened for HIV antibodies in whole unstimulated saliva with an immunoglobulin G antibody-capture enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Salivary HIV antibodies were detected in 40 patients in the control group who were known to be HIV-seropositive but were not detected in any of a series of 40 known HIV-seronegative patients in the control group, confirming the very high sensitivity and specificity of the immunoglobulin G antibody-capture enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Only one patient from 84 consecutive dental outpatients of unknown HIV serostatus who were examined anonymously for HIV by immunoglobulin G antibody-capture enzyme linked immunosorbent assay showed HIV positivity (1.2% of the population).
Editor: Mosby-year Book Inc
Citation: Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Oral Radiology And Endodontics. Mosby-year Book Inc, v. 84, n. 4, n. 365, n. 367, 1997.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/S1079-2104(97)90033-0
Date Issue: 1997
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