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Elisa in USA
      #171779 - 01/26/06 04:14 PM

I've read on numerous websites that various reputable labs are using Generation 1 Elisa fo HIV-1 screening. I thought the USA would be using top notch technology and not save a buck here and there. I guess it goes to show that money does mean more than life to some corporations. Please do correct me if I am wrong.

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Re: Elisa in USA new
      #171786 - 01/26/06 04:58 PM

[quote]I've read on numerous websites that various reputable labs are using Generation 1 Elisa fo HIV-1 screening. I thought the USA would be using top notch technology and not save a buck here and there. I guess it goes to show that money does mean more than life to some corporations. Please do correct me if I am wrong. [/quote]
Actually if you want to get pissy I would like to let you know that the first generation tests are just as sensitive and accurate as 4th generation, all of the tests are good, the idea is to get tested and quit thinking that just because the labs in your area are using first generation they are wrong. Also 97% of all labs in the USA are using 2nd and 3rd because of cost and people without a actual risk and only worry taking tests every month just because they are going "what if".


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