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Table 3 Ability of collaborating physicians to predict HIV serological status from clinical assessment of HIV disease

From: Clinical characteristics and initial management of patients with tuberculous pericarditis in the HIV era: the Investigation of the Management of Pericarditis in Africa (IMPI Africa) registry

  HIV Serological Status
Clinical HIV Disease Positive Negative  
Yes 40 5 45
No 13 38 51
  53 43 96
  1. Sensitivity: 40/53 = 75.5%
  2. Specificity: 38/43 = 88.4%
  3. Positive predictive value: 40/45 = 88.9%
  4. Negative predictive value: 38/51 = 74.5%