Dissident AIDS Database

Antibody testsUnreliabilityFalse positiveCandidiasis
Detection of antibodies to HTLV-III by ELISA in AIDS risk groups in Taiwan:
 Wang GR, Lin KT, Liu MF, Shieh CC, Shih LY, Lian DC, Lin TT,Chen CS, Chang SA.
  "Among the low-risk groups a patient who had suffered from oral candidiasis for eight years had no risk factor, yet he yielded repeatedly high ELISA readings."
  Zhonghua Min Guo Wei Sheng Wu Ji Mian Yi Xue Za Zhi 1986 Feb;19(1):7-171986
Polyclonal antibodies to mannan from yeast also recognize the carbohydrate structure of gp120 of the AIDS virus: an approach to raise neutralizing antibodies to HIV-1 infection in vitro.
 Muller, W.E.G. Schroder, H.C. Reuter, P. Maidhof, A. Uhlenbruck, G. & Winkler, I.
  Cross-reactivity of antibodies to mannans with "HIV proteins" was also reported by Muller and colleagues who found, "Polyclonal antibodies to mannan from yeast also recognize the carbohydrate structure of gp120 of the AIDS virus".
  AIDS 4, 1990, 159-1621990