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Difference between 1st generation and 3rd

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I found this on THIS website:

About Home Access and first generation testing have confidence in it-

"We do use the first generation ELISA, which uses viral lyzates as antigen. The difference with the third generation ELISA is that the latter uses... Read more »

3rd or 4th generation elisas?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was wondering if any county health dept. around the country would be using elisas first generation. Is everyone using 3rd or 4th generation? Read more »

3rd Generation?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had taken an Elisa test and happened to ask what version the test was and was told it was a 3rd generation test. Does 3rd generation mean it is not as good as a 4th generation, or are 3rd generation tests ordered for different reasons than 4th... Read more »

3rd Generation tests

Posted by Protus, 1 Reply
How long has the 3rd generation elisa been in use? This person on the board is really scaring me tonight. I was hoping that the matter could be settled at 12 weeks. How long have they been using the 3rd generation test.

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Home Access - 1st or 3rd Generation

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I have seen several postings about Home Access.....I would really like some answers.

1. Is the Home Access test currently available in stores 1st, 2nd or 3rd Generation ELISA test?

2. What is the difference between 1st, 2nd, 3rd generation Elisa Tests? Read more »
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3rd generation Elisa??????

DEAR RYAN,PLEASE ANSWER-I have been testing for HIV for exactly 5 months. My doctor has been using the ELISA and PCRS all have come back negative.I thought the Elisas would be 3rd or 4th Generation-THEY ARE NOT.THEY ARE ONLY 1ST GENERATION-MY DOCTOR...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It is not necessary to perform a third generation ELISA at this point. A first generation ELISA performed repeatedly over five months following exposure is sufficient. The majority of people will still develop a detectable level of antibodies, as... 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 question.I am from Malaysia and had a risky exposure. I have been testing many times (About 5-6 times) for the last 5 months. My latest test was at the 22...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1.Yes.2.Yes, but I very strongly doubt what you are palpating is related to HIV-associated lymphadenopathy.3.Yes. No.4.No. Antibiotics, such as penicillin used to treat syphilis, will not delay HIV-antibody development.My advice:1.Stop poking... Read more »

3rd and 4th generation test

You previously mentioned that the different generations of hiv tests differ in types of hiv-1 they detect.Can 3rd or 4th gen. test pick up all the strains we know about(A-h,and O )? What strains would a first generation test detect? Would it matter...
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
The generational definition is partially historic. Most testing laboratories are using current generation antibody assays. Some viral load assays have difficulty with some subtypes of HIV-1. But again, these are not approved for diagnosis.MH... Read more »

3rd time Genital Warts and 61 Days HIV Elisa Test

Dear Experts,I received a unprotected oral sex 8 months before from my colleague while we were at a business trip. She told me that she HIV free she is from India (Mumbai) I dnt knw my mind is doubting her maybe she is lying. I have genital warts...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiIn all actuality she was more at risk for contracting your genital warts than you getting something from her. The risk of HIV transmission with oral sex is extremely low. It is even reasonable to state that for the person receiving oral sex (that... Read more »

New Anti-Hepatitis C Agents: An Update From the 3rd International Conference on Viral Hepatitis

A pair of noteworthy studies examining new agents used in the treatment of hepatitis C (HCV) infection were presented in late March at the 3rd International Conference on Viral Hepatitis (ICVH 2013) in New York City. Results of the SOUND-C2 phase... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Fourth Generation HIV Diagnostic Test Approved, Permitting Earlier Detection of Infection

On June 18, 2010, FDA approved a new, "4th generation" HIV diagnostic assay. The ARCHITECT HIV Ag/Ab Combo Assay is the first HIV diagnostic assay that simultaneously detects both antigen and antibodies for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).... Read more »

NNRTIs: The Next Generation Approaches

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HIV i-Base

Third- vs. Fourth-Generation HIV Testing: Almost Half of UK Clinics Out of Step With National Guidelines

In 2011, prompted by calls to the i-Base phoneline reporting wide diversity in the information given to people contacting GUM clinics for HIV testing, i-Base wanted to understand why this was often different to UK guidelines. Although 4th generation... Read more »