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Next generation ofHIV Meds 5 days on 2 days off

Hi Dr Keith,l have been hiv positive for over 15 years...l have developed resistance two times to my meds in 15 years... my liver and kidneys are only so so and l am 46 years old... l know a cure for hiv is not on the horizen at the moment, but l...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...If you are in the US or other resource rich countries there are a number of new HIV meds (integrase inhibitors, CCR5 inhibitors, enfuvertide, and 2nd generation protease and NNRTI inhibitors) that are active against Read more »

Is new generation of Rapid -ve test for HIV 1 & 2 conclusive for this situation?

Dear Doctor,Please answer this fifth time i ask and I haven't recieve any answer from you and i... Read more »

Generations of HIV testing-please answer asap!

DR BRUCE: If I test with an ELISA is there any difference in the type of test?-... 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 Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.N. Secretary-General Calls for International Community to "Rally Around" Next Generation of HIV Treatment, Increase Support for Countries in Need

... Following a recent trip to the largest HIV/AIDS clinic in Uganda, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon reflects on the recent progress made in the fight against the disease Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Global Fund Launches Campaign to Generate Public Support for Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV

... The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on Thursday launched a campaign to generate public support for efforts to eliminate mother-to-child Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Campaign Against Cross-Generational Sex Launched in Uganda to Fight Spread of HIV Among Girls, Women

...Service International on Wednesday launched a campaign against cross-generational sex in Kampala, Uganda, to fight the spread of HIV among girls and women, Uganda's New Vision reports. According to the New Vision , cross-generational sex... Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...limitation of the S/LS test strategy may be the detection of individuals with long-standing infection (0.4%) and late-stage AIDS (2%). Thus, CD4 cell counts and clinical information may be required to support results obtained by the S/LS test... Read more »

Third Generation Test (HIV1 AND 2)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi, To you all dont think about HIV 2 and that ELISA dont pick up HIV 2, The test used in sweden are ELISA third generation test and are HV 1 combined with HIV 2 Read more »

Blood Bank tests

Posted by Anonymous
...Do Blood banks have more senitive Hiv tests than first generation tests like those used in Home Access (FDA approved)? In other words if you have tested neg. beyond Read more »

q opinion tienen?

Posted by Anonymous
...web, q opinion tienen? I don't follow the test "generations" especially closely. But even the earliest ("first generation") HIV antibody tests used in the 1980s generally are positive within 45 days. You can be over 95% confident in the results,... Read more »