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Hiv First Generation Test

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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 »

4th generation HIV Test / sex worker

HelloI am a male, mid 30s. I had around 15 minutes of unprotected vaginal intercourse with a sex... Read more »

3rd and 4th generation test

You previously mentioned that the different generations of hiv tests differ in types of hiv-1 they... Read more »
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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 »
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 »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

AIDS-Free Generation? The View From Canada

Recent advancements in our understanding of HIV transmission, treatment, prevention and testing are changing the landscape of our response to HIV and generating a significant amount of optimism. The buzz at the International AIDS Conference this... Read more »
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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 »

Home Access Test- What is a First Generation Test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have taken the Home Access test which I have learned is a First Generation Test. I was negative at 35 days which made me happy. I know the window for the most modern ELISA tests is 25 days on Average. I also know that the Home Access uses a 1st... Read more »

4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy


An arsenal of laboratory methods are available to screen blood, diagnose infection, and monitor disease progression in individuals infected by HIV. These tests can be classified into those that: (a) detect antibody, (b) identify antigen, (c) detect... Read more »

4 th Generation Test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Regarding this 4 th Test for HIV. This test looks for Antigen and Antibodys. The Antigen is only present the first weeks than the test will be positive for Antibodys. This test is only good in diagnosing HIV at a early stage but the antigens is only... Read more »