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4 th generation Hiv test/ Duo test

I have heard that Hiv Duo tests are made for early detection of Hiv. I had a sex with a sex worker in 2007 and I tested for Hiv in 2011 it was a Hiv Duo Test(Ag/Ab)test.So if this test for early detection how can I accept my negative results?...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The new test only adds and does not detract from the prior generation test. You are negative and there is no reason to retest unless new exposure.DW... 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 »

4th Generation HIV test USA

Hi Dr,I had a potential HIV risk exposure and want to get tested quickly. From extensive internet... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Black America, HIV Testing and Creating an AIDS-Free Generation

Tomorrow is National HIV Testing Day. It has never been easier or more important to know your HIV status. As a result of recent advances in HIV science we have the tools to end the AIDS epidemic in our communities. The question is no longer "Can we... 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. 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

Computer-Generated Reminders Improve Care of HIV/AIDS Patients in Kenya

Computer-generated reminders can improve clinician adherence to CD4 testing guidelines in resource-limited settings in sub-Saharan Africa -- a step vital to patient treatment -- according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical... Read more »
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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 »

Third Generation Test (HIV1 AND 2)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
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 and and the accurracy is the same for both HIV 1 and 2 But also HIV 1 test in most cases... 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 »

Elisa testing - 3rd generation

Posted by Anonymous
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 »