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Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Interpretation of HIV Serologic Testing Results
A 33-year-old male patient visited the outpatient clinic at Brigham and Women's Hospital for a routine follow-up for obesity, obstructive sleep apnea, allergic rhinitis, and depression. He was maintained on a nocturnal continuous positive airway pressure device, loratadine, duloxetine, and fluticasone nasal spray. He was a resident of Boston and had not traveled outside the country. He denied intravenous drug use or high-risk sexual behavior, and he had not received any blood products. He had received his most recent influenza vaccine about 6 months earlier.