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CMIA Method For HIV Window Period

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Best method to over come window period?

Dear Dr. I am happy that a person like you is at the service of the needy. In my country India the Government asks the blood banks to go in for only ELISA test for screening the blood donors which i think that considering the winodow period is a...
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
Can never be 100% fool proof. But... In the US, we are using both antibody and p24 antigen testing now. Soon HIV viral load will also be employed.MH... Read more »

3 month Window Period or Six Month Window Period (WINDOW PERIOD, 6 WEEKS v 3MONTHS v 6 MONTHS)

Dr. Bob,Thank you for not only responding to me but for responding to all of us with concerns.... Read more »

cmia vs elisa

Dear Dr Bob,It has been longtime since i logged in to the body, just dropping a "hi, hope you... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Questions and Answers: Advances in Methods of Measuring Incidence

Why does there appear to be an annual increase in new HIV infections? It is important to note that the new estimates do not show an increase in new HIV infections. The new estimates are from the first national surveillance system of its kind in... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers at HIV/AIDS Vaccine Conference Discuss New Methods, Ongoing Trials

Researchers at the AIDS Vaccine 2008 conference in Cape Town, South Africa, last week examined how setbacks in developing a vaccine have "forced them to look for entirely new ways of creating a defense against the disease," AFP/ reports.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV, Malaria Prevention Methods Should Be Integrated, Editorial Says

HIV prevention has "seen two breakthroughs this month" in data indicating that male circumcision might reduce a man's risk of HIV infection, as well as the publication of a study that found "AIDS and malaria feed on each other with disastrous... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Prevention: North Carolina HIV/AIDS Screening Method Could Become National Model

A new, first-of-its-kind effort launched by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services may become a model for cutting HIV transmission and saving lives across the nation. Designed and tested by University of North Carolina-Chapel... Read more »
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CMIA method

Posted by bug, 1 Reply
Hello ,

I got a lab test for HIV after 6 weeks of exposure but the lab was not using the ELISA method but the CMIA method.
The test was HIV Ag(p24) / HIV Ab (type1 + type 2) CMIA method. The results were negative, I was told by the doctor in the lab... Read more »

HIV Test window period

Posted by Ram83, 1 Reply
What is the window period of 3rd Generation HIV Antibody test by CMIA method? Many places its saying 3 months, but some of the doctors mentioning HIV antibody test must be conclusive after 6 months.
Which one is true. Which people seroconverted so... Read more »

Scietific Abstarct on Winodw Period/Test Methods

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
(AIDSLINE) Consistent sequential detection of RNA, antigen and antibody in early HIV infection: assessment of the window period.
Int Conf AIDS. 1996 Jul 7-12;11(1):219 (abstract no. Tu.A.153). Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE MED/96921980
Busch M;... Read more »

HIV Tesing Window Period Dilemma

Posted by knite89, 1 Reply
Hello There,
I had an exposure 12 weeks ago and tested for 4th generation hiv test which was non reactive. I am still concerned that there were few cases of health care workers testing positive after 6/12 months. Do you have any idea why they... Read more »