False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests -- New York City, 2005-2008

Cummiskey, J.; Mavinkurve, M.; Paneth-Pollak, R.; Borrelli, J.; Kowalski, A.; Blank, S.; Branson, B.
June 2008
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;6/20/2008, Vol. 57 Issue 24, p660
This article discusses the results of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) tests conducted by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene from 2005 to 2008. Despite the increased number of false-positive results, testing with the noninvasive oral fluid specimens was popular with clinic patients and more convenient for staff members. Another increase in false-positive oral fluid test results began in late 2007.


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