Published in AIDS Weekly, March 1st, 1999
AIDS surveillance by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has turned up several people who test negative on most FDA-licensed HIV screening assays and on the usually-definitive Western blot assay.
It had been feared that these rare individuals were infected with a mutant virus that was extremely adept at hiding from the immune system - and from HIV tests. But extensive studies by CDC researcher D.L. Ellenberger and colleagues suggest that this is not the case.
"These data suggest that the lack of a detectable...
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