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Urine Test

Dec 14, 1998

Dear Dr.

I just recently read the news that they found HIV antibodies on urine elisa test and not on blood elisa. Can you clearify what is the significance of this finding and your opinion on what that means or does not mean? Thank you.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

The test has generated alot of responses. It has been known for years that antibodies to HIV exist in urine. The finding that 20 or so people (out of 50,000 tested,.04%)had HIV antibodies in their urine and not in their blood is an important finding, if true, and needs to be acknowledged. Although this study was apparently in "low risk" people, we have no info on the study (other than a press release and website info from Calypte) to judge it's merits. MH

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