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Aids

Volume 129: debated on Tuesday 15 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make it his policy to encourage the use of the Karpas test for simultaneous testing for both HIV-1 and HIV-2; and if he will make a statement.

Our policy is to have all available tests for HIV antibody evaluated so that the users can determine if they are appropriate to their needs. Officials are in contact with the supplier of this test and with suppliers of other tests with similar potential.