Reply to Tony Floyd: requested Philip Mortimer reference 5 February 2005
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Alexander H Russell,
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Re: Reply to Tony Floyd: requested Philip Mortimer reference

In answer to Tony Floyd’s request, here is the required Philip Mortimer 1992 reference for his following statement: "It may be impossible to relate an antibody response specifically to HIV-1 infection."(1)

1). Mortimer P et al. Towards error free HIV diagnosis. Public Health Laboratory Service, UK. 1992.

I suggest Floyd cut his customary condescending, patronising tone and read it. In future I suggest Floyd opens up Google and types in 'Mortimer', 'HIV' and 'test' and trawl through the resulting urls. I found the reference in ten seconds so why can't he?

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