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why all the hysteria

May 17, 1999

Dear Dr. Holidnay,

Why dont the people who write to this forum believe their negative test results? I mean if i had a lump removed and examined for cancer and it came back negative, I'd believe it! Do you think there will ever be a new 'gold standard' test to replace ELISA? Also is it at all possible that a percentage of these worried peoples are really infected and don't test + on the elisa?

Thanks for your help

Response from Dr. Holodniy

The likelihood that these folks are infected is almost zero. the blood serum ELISA still remains an excellent screening test. MH

Thanks again for your help
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