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HIV Incidence Testing in Hair

Christopher Pilcher of the University of California, San Francisco in the U.S. will test the theory that HIV proteins, nucleic acids and antibodies to HIV can be detected in shafts of hair. This possible approach may provide a low-cost tool to determine the timing of HIV infection, which is essential to establish incidence rates in populations.

More information about Create Low-Cost Diagnostics for Priority Global Health Conditions (Round 3)

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