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PCR with HIV antibody for diagnosis

May 10, 1999

Why is the PCR and HIV Elisa or Western Blot not used together to rule out HIV. We have had almost 380,000 deaths in th U.S. attributed to AIDS and over 612,000 infections. Why does the CDC require only one test? If we use the 20/80 rule their are over 3,000,000 HIV infected persons with HIV in the US. Why are doctors so self absorbed in leaching off their patients? Is it because they get a kick back from the pharmaceutical companies to prescibe more toxic drugs? My father had a fatal form of skin cancer called malignant melanoma. He went through chemotherapy and radiation and he went down hill fast like the Titanic.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

You will have to ask the CDC, and government and private insurers why the policy is the way it is. MH

how accurate is it
Why no cure?

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