Hundreds In New York Wrongly Told They Were HIV Positive

June 23, 2008

Hundreds of people in New York were given an HIV test which wrongly stated they were HIV positive..New York (ChattahBox) – Hundreds of people in New York were given an HIV test which wrongly stated they were HIV positive.

The New York City Health Department has reported to the New York Post that 232 people were impacted by this mix-up.

All of these people were tested using a swab test between November 2007 and April 2008.

The results from the swab test, which were created by Orasure Technologies, stated that they were HIV positive.

A blood test later revealed though that they were actually HIV negative.

The CDC has launched a full investigation and will focus on the maker of the mouth swab test, Orasure Technologies.


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