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First Generation Elisa Hiv Tests

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First Generation Elisa Sensitivity

Hi, Dr Bob. I love reading your responses and I adore your upbeat attitude.My first husband was diagnosed with Aids in 1986. I was tested three and 1/2 months past last possible exposure and was negative (elisa). I didnt retest even though I was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1. The first generation ELISA tests were quite accurate. However, the generation of the test has nothing to do with the recommendation to test out to six months following a significant HIV exposure. (That recommendation is the same no matter what... Read more »

3rd generation Elisa??????

DEAR RYAN,PLEASE ANSWER-I have been testing for HIV for exactly 5 months. My doctor has been using... Read more »

Elisa 4th generation hiv test - negaitive

Hi, a year after a risky episode i finally took the Elisa hiv test , 4th generation - non reactive... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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Third Generation Elisa

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello to you all,
I wanted to give you some information about HIV Test in Sweden were I live. Sweden have the strongest Disesase control department in the World. The main focus is to prevent others from HIV and more. They are saying that 3 month is... Read more »

1st generation elisa

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Two weeks ago I tested negative at 16 weeks. I read a lot about 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation Elisa tests. I'm from The Netherlands/Europe and I really don't know what type of test is done around here. Is a 16weeks negative test with 1st generation... Read more »

ELISA Second Generation!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hello,i am bura, based on one of WW's postings, i notice that the most updated elisa is of the fourth version. After reading this posting, i called up the lab that tested me and they told me that their version was the 2nd generation!! I am so freak... Read more »

Elisa testing - 3rd generation

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does it test for HIV 1 and HIV 2? If you yourself, hadn't had an exposure to someone out side of USA but your partner may have, would that put you at risk for HIV 2? Read more »