Is a Positive Western Blot Proof of HIV Infection?

@article{PapadopulosEleopulos1993IsAP,
  title={Is a Positive Western Blot Proof of HIV Infection?},
  author={Eleni Papadopulos-Eleopulos and Valendar F. Turner and John M. Papadimitriou},
  journal={Bio/Technology},
  year={1993},
  volume={11},
  pages={696-707}
}
It is currently accepted that a positive Western blot (WB) HIV antibody test is synonymous with HIV infection and the attendant risk of developing AIDS. In this communication we present a critical evaluation of the presently available data on HTV isolation and antibody testing. This evidence indicates that: (1) the antibody tests are not standardized; (2) the antibody tests are not reproducible; (3) the WB proteins (bands) which are considered to be encoded by the HTV genome and to be specific… 
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