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2nd generation elisa

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Seems 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 »

1st, 2nd & 3rd Generation ELISA

Posted by Hobgoblin, 3 Replies
Has 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 »

2nd generation test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I 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 »

2nd Generation EIA

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
To 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 »

LabCorp only use's 2nd Generation Test???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Has anyone heard that LabCorp(one of the biggest Lab's in america) use's second generation test's??? WTF??
How could a compant of that scale use a test thats over 10-15 years old??? Has anyone else used LabCorp?? Do they even Offer 3rd generation... Read more »
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Dr. Bob,I am married and between 6 and 7 months ago, I had an affair with a married woman of unknown serostatus (I've had two sexual partners, my wife and this woman). The affair had 3 oral and unprotected vaginal intercourse episodes, one of...
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Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Right-wing Conservative in NH,Gosh, another right-wing conservative having an affair and then freaking out?!? You are the 5th this week!OK, so youve been to lots of doctors I think I counted at least 6 in your post and they thought it was... Read more »

2nd Generation Rapid Test and Window Period

Dr. BobAfter making a mistake on the number of days since an episode of unprocted vaginal sex with a woman of unknown status, I tested negative at 80 days using the Oraquick Rapid Fingerstick test. I know I have to go back for a retest but my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,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 »

1st and 2nd generation tests

Dear Doc, I was diagnosed hiv pos 07/06/00, got 1 v.l. and cd4 test 1 week later, v.l. 271,000 and cd4 262, using 1st generation pcr test. 2nd test 17 days later, using 2nd generation test, still NOT on meds, v.l. was 25,500 and cd4 was 230. 2...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Not sure about the generation issue. Shouldn't be that kind of difference between tests just based on the generation, or even a different kind of viral load test. Two other possibilities. If you were acutely infected, then the two tests could... Read more »

2nd time please answer. Should i get different tests done in addition to my ELISA which came negative

Dr. Horwarth, I got tested for HIV like ten days ago after eight months of exposure(EIA Elisa Antibody test). the result came out to be negative. But i am still worried, the reason being, that i was on antidepressant medication(celexa 20mg/day) for...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
See my previous answer about the Celexa.Open mouth kissing is not a risk factor unless both persons have significant oral disease with open bleeding lesions.... Read more »
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