Alere has secured FDA approval for its Determine HIV-1/2 Ag/Ab test, which can identify the presence of the HIV-1 antigen as well as the HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibodies. "This test helps diagnose HIV infection at an earlier time in outreach settings, allowing individuals to seek medical care sooner," Karen Midthun of the FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research said.

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