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Eia First Generation And Third

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Regarding First vs. Third Generation

Posted by notanonymous, 1 Reply
this was taken from one of the articles posted earlier and addresses the issue that was brought up on the Hotline thread about 1st generation prolonging window to 6 months.

"When whole-viruslysate enzyme immunosorbent assays (EIAs) were used to... Read more »

testing and EIA generation

Posted by Anonymous
Hi everyone. I was doing a little research into the type of EIA I had and found out it was 3rd generation. What are the benefits of a 3rd generation test? Are there any drawbacks? What is the best generation of EIA? Also I'm not sure if my test... 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 »

Third Generation Elisa

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is the Third Generation Elisa an antibody test?

Who would give these tests?

Is it different from a normal antibody test?

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Third Generation Elisa

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello to you all,
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eia non reactive, then reactive, then the third time do not know.

Dr. Wohl, I know you are a very busy person, just please take ten to fifteen minutes of your time and please read my post and answer me if i need anything else. I am not being able to put this behind me, especially when my kids eia test was non...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The teasing shows conclusively that there was no transmission. The more test you do the more of a risk of a false positive. The viral load and negative western blots prove it all. Plus the exposure was not really anything that I would consider... Read more »

first vs. third

Any diffference between taking a 1st and 3rd generation Elisa at greater then 6 months?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
A 1st generation ELISA is likely to be as accurate six months after exposure when compared to 3rd generation ELISA. However, there are some important differences. Early generation assays will detect antibodies to HIV in about 6 to 12 weeks following... Read more »

Asking for the Third time! Please Help me out

Dear Dr. Bob:Not sure if this note will also find its way into your waste bin, but I implore the person who sorts Dr. Bobs email to get this to him I am only asking for the third time, not sure if that warrants an answer but I can continue to try if...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Worried Soul,The person who sorts Dr. Bob's email is none other than yours truly, Dr. Bob!First off, let's ratchet down your level of anxiety several notches, OK?You're "totally convinced" you are HIV positive from... Read more »

Third Generation tests

What is a third generation test.Is it a more updated test than say a 1st or 2nd gen.test. Lastly, which generation of tests would be the most "up to date"? ...
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 generation specifies the technology and types of HIV-1 that can be diagnosed. 3rd or 4th generation depending on the vendor are up-to-date. MH... Read more »
Project Inform

Options for First Line Therapy

The widespread availability of the next generation of new anti-HIV therapies is still at least a year or more off. However, most of them are currently in, or will soon be in, small studies; a few are already moving into large-scale studies. Abbott... Read more »
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS-Free Generation Within Reach Scientifically

Science is showing the way to the world's first AIDS-free generation in decades, a senior U.S. health official said Sunday, the first day of the 19th International AIDS Conference in Washington. "There is no excuse, scientifically, to say we cannot... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Clinton Expresses U.S. Commitment to Creating "AIDS-Free Generation," Calls on World to Help

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, speaking at the NIH on Tuesday, "called on the world to create the first 'AIDS-free generation' by using antiviral drugs, condoms, circumcision and other approaches to stem the spread of HIV," the ... Read more »