Presumptive diagnosis of severe HIV infection to determine the need for antiretroviral therapy in children less than 18 months of age
Nicolas Grundmann, Peter Iliff, Jeff Stringer & Catherine Wilfert
Volume 89, Number 7, July 2011, 513-520
Table 3. Test characteristics of three screening algorithms for presumptively diagnosing severe human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease in infants, by infant age at testing
|Characteristic||MCC only||MCC + RAT||MCC + RAT + CD4 count|
CD4, CD4+ T lymphocyte; MCC, modified clinical criteria; NPV, negative predictive value; PPV, positive predictive value; RAT, rapid antibody test; SE, sensitivity; SP, specificity.