Kenya AIDS Vaccine Initiative HIV Vaccine Peer Leaders Training Manual

Citation:
Wakasiaka S, Bwayo JJ, Ndinya-Achola JO, Omosa G, Jaoko W, Waruingi W, Ogutu H. Kenya AIDS Vaccine Initiative HIV Vaccine Peer Leaders Training Manual.; 2004.

Abstract:

MRC Human Immunology Unit, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. The IFN-y enzyme-linked immunospot (ELI-Spot) assay is often used to map HIV-specific CD8 T-cell responses. We compared overlapping 15-mer pools with optimized CD8 epitopes to screen ELISpot responses in HIV-infected individuals. The 15-mer pools detected responses to previously undefined epitopes, but often missed low-level responses to predefined epitopes, particularly when the epitope was central in the 15-mer, rather than at the N-terminus or C-terminus. These factors should be considered in the monitoring of HIV vaccine trials.

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