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massachusetts dept of health
      #97927 - 05/07/04 01:49 AM

they say that 6 weeks is conclusive, is that for all hiv tests including 1st gen.

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Re: massachusetts dept of health new
      #97928 - 05/07/04 02:28 AM

who uses 1st gen tests now anyways ?

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Re: massachusetts dept of health new
      #97929 - 05/07/04 03:52 AM

isnt the home access test 1st gen?

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Re: massachusetts dept of health new
      #97986 - 05/07/04 05:08 PM

i called them today and they said the 6 week figure was good for all tests icluding 1st gen. but didnt include ora-something. what were they talking about?

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Re: massachusetts dept of health new
      #97994 - 05/07/04 07:26 PM

All HIV test can give you an ACCURATE result at 6 weeks. Except some HIV test can do it more CONSISTANTLY than other.

HIV test that are more likely to have an ACCURATE result at 6 weeks.

* 3rd Gen ELISA test
* OraQuick Rapid test

Test that can possibly give you an accurate result at 6 weeks but most likely to be completely ACCURATE at 13 weeks.

* 1st Gen ELISA test
* Orasure Oral Swab test
* Orasure Oral swab Rapid test.

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