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Different Hiv Test Methods

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HIV Testing methods

Dear Doctor:Could you explain the different methods/techniques currently used to test HIV infection? and which of the following testing methods are the most accurate tests:1. PGA2. GA3. Western Blot4. ELISAThank you and I look forward to receive...
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
I have to plead ignorance as to what the acronyms PGA/GA stand for. If you could give me the name, I probably know what it is. On to number 3/4. ELISA stands for enzyme linked immunosorbent assay. Another name is EIA, enzyme immunoassay. This test... Read more »

Do I need to do both tests - ELFA and ELISA?

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Useful HIV testing method

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Chiron, Roche Reach Settlement Agreement on Dispute Over Patent on HIV Testing Methods has reached a settlement with Swiss-based pharmaceutical company Roche over licensing fees and royalties for a patent on HIV testing methods, AFX News reports ( AFX News , 9/12). The dispute was based on Chiron's claims that it was owed... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Health Officials Hold Meeting to Examine Methods to Boost HIV Testing; Experts Say Routine HIV Testing Worth High Cost

...effect on the health system, Reuters Health reports. The meeting, sponsored by CDC and titled "Opportunities for Improving HIV Diagnosis, Prevention and Access to Care in the U.S.," also is addressing how the health care system will be... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Museveni Says Circumcision Should Not Be Used as HIV Prevention Method; Mogae Encourages Circumcision After Receiving HIV Test

...Mogae on Tuesday during a two-day conference for journalists encouraged men in the country to be circumcised after receiving an HIV test, Botswana's Mmegi reports. He added that the government is developing guidelines on circumcision but... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

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HIV Test Methods

Posted by ME2, 1 Reply
...tested for HIV four times: at 7 weeks, 14 weeks, 17 weeks, and 27 weeks and each time negative. My concern is the testing method. One test was a rapid test but the other three were Particle Agglutination (PA) test not an ELISA/WB test. My... Read more »

4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy possess both sensitivity (to detect infection) and specificity (to detect noninfection). In the United States, screening tests for HIV must be licensed by the FDA, regardless of whether they are used for screening blood, diagnosis, or... Read more »

test nuevos mas sensitivos

Posted by Anonymous
...determinable cases, and seroconversion was detected within 1-2 weeks after the onset of illness by 27 of 30 currently available tests for HIV antibody, in contrast to the 2-7 weeks or more needed by the old tests. HIV RNA appeared during the week... Read more »

Confuse about test results

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...are: What kind or type of test is this? Can the results be obtain this fast (1 hour)? Is this a relyable or appropiate testing method for diagnosing hiv infection? How conclussive are my results? Do I need to be retested again with a different... Read more »