2nd Generation Elisa 3 Months
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Posted by Hobgoblin, 3 RepliesHas anyone read a previous post on this matter?
If I remember rightly, somebody posted that testing negative at 3 months on an 3rd Generation ELISA is all one needs as this type of test is highly sensative.
And that if you tested negative on a 1st... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplySeems like I am doing anything possible not to have faith in a negative elisa and dna pcr at six weeks. I called Labcorp and they said they use a 2nd generation elisa. Should this matter in this scenario, with both tests? I'm surprised that such a... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesTo answer a previous question by Jackie Blue as to why there isn't a 2nd Generation EIA: There actually is, it used Synthetic Peptides to detect antibodies. However due to it's inconsistency it has been shelved a long time ago. The use of the 1st... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesI tested neg at 21 and 64 days post exposure ( unprotected vaginal sex with pro for about 1 minute) I had a bunch of symptoms pharyngitis, diarrrhea for 2 days, articular pain muscular pain,etc. I'm wondering how reliable are these results with a... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyIt looks like in France mostly Elisa 1 and 2nd generation tests are still being used. Does anybody knows what's the reliability of these tests after 8 weeks.
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,1.HIV-antibody tests of any generation are quite accurate. The newer generations may pick up seroconversion a bit earlier, but the recommendations for a three-month window period are the same for all generations of the test.2.No. The three-month... Read more »
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi Married Guy,I've answered questions similar to yours many times in the past. Consequently, the advice you are waiting for was actually already waiting for you in the archives. Have a look!Just to briefly reiterate: oral sex carries a low... Read more »
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