NYC Reports Spate of HIV False Positives with Oral Test

Young, Melinda
November 2008
Travel Medicine Advisor;Nov2008, Vol. 18 Issue 11, p61
A reprint of the article "NYC Reports Spate of HIV False Positives With Oral Test," by Melinda Young, published in the August 2008 issue of "AIDS Alert." It focuses on cases of false-positive results with an oral fluid rapid human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) test reported by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH). The report incited the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDD) to emphasize the importance of comparing reactive rapid test results with confirmatory Western blot test results routinely.


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