STARHSSerologic Testing Algorithm for Recent HIV Seroconversion
STARHSSerologic Testing Algorithm for Determining Recent HIV Seroconversion
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STARHS testing is not very reliable for an individual--but more accurate for a population, since it wrongly classifies about the same number of people as early or late infection.
STARHS is needed in addition to the direct viral test, because it picks up many more new infections, helping epidemiologists better understand where the epidemic is moving now.
The public-health use of STARHS was delayed when Abbott Laboratories withdrew its test from the market.