Saliva Rapid HIV Test Announced
dr. ing. Harold Stringer
biopharm at xs4all.nl
Fri Dec 15 08:02:32 EST 1995
filter at firthcom.demon.co.uk (Steve Firth) wrote:
>I believe that it constitutes an offence to offer such a kit for sale
>within the EU, all determinations of a patients immune status to HIV
>infection must be accompanied by counselling to explain the test results
>and their significance.
As far as I know, counselling is not obligatory in the Netherlands,
but strongly advised.
>I also believe that the specificity of the kit
>indicates a tendency to produce false positive results. Perhaps this
>explains why the sensitivity is quoted as 100%?
>As you indicate, without further information the values quoted are
>meaningless and I suspect that this product is yet another scam.
I agree, further information is essential.
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