Nucleic acid amplification testing for HIV was instituted in donor testing protocols to: a. Identify

Nucleic acid amplification testing
for HIV was instituted in donor testing protocols to:

a. Identify donors with late-stage
HIV who lack antibodies b. Confirm the presence of anti-HIV in asymptomatic
HIV-infected donors c. Reduce the window period by detecting the virus earlier
than other available tests d. Detect antibodies to specific HIV viral proteins,
including anti-p24, anti-gp41, and anti-gp120