Official Satellite Meeting
Presentation by
Eleni Papadopulos et al.

Dept. Med. Phys. Royal Perth Hospital, Australia
Dia 31

To date only one study, by French researchers, has been published where such effort was reported.

These authors did not use the only scientifically valid gold standard, that is HIV isolation. Instead, as a gold standard, they used the antibody test. Even so they found that:

"false-positive and false-negative results were observed in all laboratories (concordance with serology) ranged from 40% to 100%"

The same data revealed that in the seven French laboratories with extensive experience in PCR detection of "HIV DNA", of 138 samples shown to contain "HIV DNA", 34 (25%) did not contain "HIV antibodies" while of 262 specimens that did not contain "HIV DNA", 17 (6%) did contain "HIV antibodies".