2nd Generation Elisa 3 Months

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First Generation Elisa Sensitivity

Hi, Dr Bob. I love reading your responses and I adore your upbeat attitude.My first husband was diagnosed with Aids in 1986. I was tested three and 1/2 months past last possible exposure and was negative (elisa). I didnt retest even though I was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,1. The first generationELISA tests were quite accurate. However, the generation of the test has nothing to do with the recommendation to test out to Read more »

ELISA Test Generation. Please reply...its my 3rd post. HELP!

Dr Bob,I have posted a few times previously and hope you can spare some time to reply to my... Read more »

First ELISA rective, CMIA and ELISA non-reactive

Dear Doctor,I have a quick question for you. My husband was recently summoned by a blood bank who... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...after HIV antibodies are confirmed by a Western Blot test , can determine if the HIV infection is recent (within the last six months), which may be useful for deciding upon possible early treatment options. Western Blot (WB) Assay The WB... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...tested regularly for HIV . When Should I Get Tested? If you are infected with HIV, it usually takes from three weeks to two months for your immune system to produce HIV antibodies. During this "window period" you can test negative for HIV... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Epivir (3TC, Lamivudine)

...use in combination with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of HIV infection in adults and in children more than 3 months old. Although the practice has not received FDA approval, lamivudine may be used to prevent health care workers... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Intelence

...virus. In fact, an estimated 7% of newly infected individuals in the U.S. are infected with an NNRTI-resistant virus. The second-generation NNRTI Intelence was developed to have a higher genetic barrier to drug resistance. It has shown... Read more »