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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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).
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