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German company halts delivery of HIV test kits

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7038.1059c (Published 27 April 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1059

The German branch of American pharmaceutical company Abbott last month stopped deliveries of its HIV test kit, Imx HIV-1/HIV-2 Third Generation Plus. The company, based at Wiesbaden, said that it had to take action because the tests had yielded false negative results in four cases detected in Britain, France, and Spain. At the same time HIV test kits in more than 70 other countries, including Britain, were said to have been withdrawn from the market.

Although none of the …

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