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We coin concepts and we use them to analyse and explain nature and society. But we seem to forget midway that these concepts are our own constructs and start equating them with reality.

When a person tests positive for HIV it is not a test for the virus itself but for antibodies to the virus and the test is not able to distinguish between HIV antibodies and a multitude of other antibodies. Many conditions can lead to a false positive result including flu shots hepatitis and pregnancy.