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Latest Generation Elisa Hiv Test Accuracy

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Accuracy of 1st Generation Elisa

Would a Negative result via 1st Gen Elisa at 23 weeks be considered as accurate as a 3rd Generation Elisa.Thanks for all your help...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
A 1st generation ELISA at 23 weeks after exposure is likely to be as accurate as a 3rd generation ELISA at three months. Early generation assays will detect antibodies to HIV in about 6 to 12 weeks following exposure; newer generation (3rd and 4th)... Read more »

4th generation ELISA test accuracy

Hi Dr Wohl,Thank you for the wonderful work you are doing!I am bit confused regarding the type of... Read more »

ELISA Test Generation. Please reply...its my 3rd post. HELP!

Dr Bob,I have posted a few times previously and hope you can spare some time to reply to my... 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 »
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Head-to-Head Comparison of Accuracy of a Rapid Point-of-Care HIV Test With Oral Versus Whole-Blood Specimens: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

In the current study, the researchers sought to establish whether a convenient, non-invasive HIV test that uses oral fluid was accurate compared with using the same test with blood-based specimens. The systematic review and meta-analysis compared... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Panel Calls on Orasure to Devise Trials to Test Accuracy, Safety of OraQuick Oral HIV Test

The FDA Blood Products Advisory Committee in a public hearing on Friday told Bethlehem, Pa.-based OraSure Technologies that it must devise a clinical study to test the accuracy and safety of its oral OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test... Read more »
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18 MONTHS TO FIND OUT latest ELISA tests

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
It took me over a year and a half to figure out all the baloney that I was being fed from different doctors and clinics. They were giving me all kinds of misinformation about the different generation ELISA tests. To cut through all the medical... Read more »

1st, 2nd & 3rd Generation ELISA

Posted by Hobgoblin, 3 Replies
Has anyone read a previous post on this matter?

If I remember rightly, somebody posted that testing negative at 3 months on an 3rd Generation ELISA is all one needs as this type of test is highly sensative.

And that if you tested negative on a 1st... Read more »

Generation Of Elisa

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anybody know what generation or version of Elisa antibody screening test that the Navy uses? Does the Navy only test for HIV-1? How about HIV-2? I've heard that older versions of antibody tests do not test for all the different strains of... Read more »

Different Generation of ELISA ?????

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I emailed Quest regarding the test generation I had because it was conducted approximately 2 months after my possible exposure, and I wanted to know the reliability of my test. They emailed me back with this response:

Thank you for your inquiry to... Read more »