Can There Be A Mistake In My Hiv Test

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mistake in hiv testing

hi Dr. can it possible that any mistake is occur during hiv testing? which are they?also can the mistake is occur in antibody and DNA or other hiv testing? explain this? please reply.
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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