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CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update
UNITED STATES: FDA Approves New HIV Blood Test from Roche

January 8, 2009
Associated Press (12.30.08) - Thursday, January 08, 2009

On Dec. 29, federal regulators announced they have approved a Roche human plasma test for HIV, including HIV-2 and HIV-1 Group O strains. The latter strains are mainly found in patients from Africa, but the Food and Drug Administration said cases have recently been detected in the United States. The TaqScreen MPX Test also screens for hepatitis B and C. For more information, visit http://www.fda.gov/cber/approvltr/cobasmpx123008L.htm.

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