Biological false reactive VDRL test among the HIV-infected patients: a note on its prevalence

Wiwanitkit, Viroj (2005) Biological false reactive VDRL test among the HIV-infected patients: a note on its prevalence. Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences, 4 (3). ISSN 0972-5997

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Abstract

Presently, the screening of syphilis is dependent mainly on serological tests. In the sexually transmitted disease clinic, syphilis serology is a basic screening test. The results VDRL test among of 150 HIV (82 males, 68 females) infected, regardless to immune status (CD4+ count), were studied. It was found that in 2 cases, the VDRL was biologically false reactive (VDRL positive, TPHA negative), who had CD4+ count >200 /mL, giving the incidence rate equal to 1.3 % (1.2 % for male and 1.5 % for female).

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:HIV, Syphilis, VDRL, False positive, Males, Females
Subjects:Bacterial Infections and Mycoses > Bacterial Infections > Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Bacterial
Bacteria > Spirochaetales
Immunologic and Biological Factors > Immunologic Factors > Antigens > Antigens, Bacterial
Health Occupations > Serology
-Journal Repositories > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
Immunologic Diseases > Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes > HIV Infections
Bacteria > Gram-Negative Bacteria
ID Code:1324
Deposited By:Dr Srinivas Kakkilaya
Deposited On:02 February 2006

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