Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: disease transmission

  • Yes, I’m positive

    George W. Christopher Ada, Michigan, United States     Early tests for HIV were highly sensitive but often gave false-positive results. The Western blot introduced in 1987 still gave 10-20% indeterminate results. Newer tests have improved accuracy and accessibility. Image from US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A quick glance at the afternoon clinic…