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Generations of HIV testing-please answer asap!

DR BRUCE: If I test with an ELISA is there any difference in the type of test?- 2nd-3rd-4th-generation? Please answer this-I had tests done previously and they are all negative but I am afraid that with the Back generation mine was not of "quality"....
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...fear. Nevertheless, if you were negative at 5 months, then most likely you are still negative. I would not worry about what generation test you've had. This should not make a difference. The best thing you could do for yourself is to go for your... 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 »

re: hiv/aids

Hi Dr Bob.I wrote to you a couple of weeks ago about my risk of contracting hiv over 4 years ago... 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 Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Passing the HIV Test for Black America

...diagnosed Black New Yorkers were nearly 24 percent less likely than their white peers to see a doctor within three months of their HIV diagnosis and more than twice as likely as whites to be without medical care one year after their positive HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Questions and Answers for Professional Partners: Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents and Pregnant Women in Healthcare Settings

...them. What does CDC recommend for newborns if the mother's HIV status is unknown at delivery? CDC recommends that clinicians test for HIV any newborn whose mother's HIV status is unknown. Data demonstrate that detection of HIV infection... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hip-Hop Concert Headlines South Florida Events for Saturday's HIV Testing Day

... Organizers of the "Show U Know" concert on Saturday, National HIV Testing Day, aimed for a large turnout of young people by booking acts like Miami-based rapper Pitbull, hip-hop artist Trick Daddy, Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy possess both sensitivity (to detect infection) and specificity (to detect noninfection). In the United States, screening tests for HIV must be licensed by the FDA, regardless of whether they are used for screening blood, diagnosis, or... 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 and and the accurracy is the same for both HIV 1 and 2 But also HIV 1 test in most... 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 6 months Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...Has anyone heard that the Oraquick 20 minute HIV test is more sensitive than a 3rd generation ELISA test? Read more »