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dylanx
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Orasure- Subtypes of HIV-1
      #38544 - 08/20/02 06:53 PM

Hi Read here earlier today the post in regards to Orasure and 1st and 3rd generation. From the post it sounds like they have updated there 1st generation test. My question is would they have updated there test to detect subtypes of HIV-1 as well, Does Home Access Pick up subtypes of HIV-1. The reason I am concerned is i had an exposure oversea's and had used orasure at 6 months.

dylanx



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Anonymous
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Re: Orasure- Subtypes of HIV-1 new
      #38561 - 08/20/02 11:29 PM

Home Access is the most lame of all the tests, according to Dr. Kull.

Orasure is not much better either....

I am going sick with worry as I tested negative with Orasure at 3 months, and after that I learnt that it is a 1st gen test.

Accept it....it is called 1st gen coz it is inferior to gen 3 tests and takes longer to detect antibodies.

But if you have tested at 5 months or more with orasure you should be okay, because you have given this lame test MORE TIME.

As for me, I will test again at a time greater than 5 months.




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Simon
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Re: Orasure- Subtypes of HIV-1 new
      #38565 - 08/21/02 01:17 AM

I wish people had to take a test or something before they were allowed to post info...geesh

you are completely and utterly uneducated on the subject and should not be replying nor should you be qouting people when you are obviously to illiterate to understand and or comprehend just what it is they said.
misinformation helps no one.

ALL versions of the elisa test taken after a 3 month window are equal. the 3rd Gen can p/u infection earlier but it is still advisable to test out to 3months so you might as well wait.


while home access is not the rolls royce of tests it is completely sufficient after the window period and the Orasure collection system when compared to blood has the same if not a slightly BETTER accuracy rate.

boyband yes --- american idol...sorry no!!

Simon



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jake in New York
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Re: Orasure- Subtypes of HIV-1 new
      #38569 - 08/21/02 01:44 AM

I agree Simon you made some good points!



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dylanx
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Re: Orasure- Subtypes of HIV-1 new
      #38574 - 08/21/02 08:25 AM

Thanks for the response, I am comfortable with the sensitivity of the test. Is it fair to assume then that the Orasure test would detect subtypes of HIV-1 like stardard blood serum elisa's? or Not



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Simon
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Re: Orasure- Subtypes of HIV-1 new
      #38579 - 08/21/02 10:49 AM

Certainly. Orasure is only a collection device. It collects the antibodies found in OMT rather than using blood. They are the same antibodies and they use the same test(elisa).
So the results are the same.

Simon



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