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Rapid Hiv Test 4th Generation

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4th generation HIV Test / sex worker

HelloI am a male, mid 30s. I had around 15 minutes of unprotected vaginal intercourse with a sex worker from Thailand. Two days later she agreed to take a 4th generation HIV test. She tested negative both on the rapid antibody test and on the the...
Shannon Southall

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Rocky Mountain CARES
HiI'm glad to hear that the sex worker had testing and it all came back negative, but have you had testing?You could have developed a cold or viral infection and hence your symptoms.But again, I ask have you been tested. Just because the sex... Read more »

Test 4th generation after 90 days of risk

Dear Doctor Bob. I send you congratulations from Brazil, because this site is very clear and... Read more »

4th generation rapid test

I had a negative 4th generation duo test at 27 days after my last possible exposure how accurate is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rapid HIV Testing in Emergency Departments -- Three U.S. Sites, January 2005-March 2006

Approximately one fourth of the estimated 1 million persons living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the United States are unaware that they are infected with HIV and at risk for transmitting the virus to others. 1 ,2 In April 2003, CDC... 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 »

Innovative Rapid HIV Test Appears to Detect Acute HIV; OraQuick Rapid Saliva Tests Found to Be Not Very Accurate for High Risk Testers

My name's Chris Pilcher and I'm a HIV researcher from UCSF [University of California, San Francisco]. I'm principally interested in HIV diagnostics and particularly in detecting and managing acute HIV infection. The poster is appropriately titled,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

VA Reports 4th HIV Case Since Dirty Equipment Used

A fourth person who was exposed to unsanitary endoscopy equipment at VA hospitals has tested positive for HIV, the Department of Veterans Affairs said Friday. The department is investigating problems related to equipment-cleaning procedures at its... 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 »

Where can I get a 3rd or 4th generation test

Posted by pal13, 2 Replies
I was involved in a risky behaviour 10 weeks back. Got tested with rapid antibodies test at 10 weeks. DNA by PCR 4 weeks and 7 weeks. negative. I'm still worried as the person I was involved with is from SE Asia. And that region has different... Read more »

NEW CDC Testing guidelines with 4th GEN HIV test

Posted by plokoon81, 1 Reply
Hi everyone -

The CDC has indeed updated testing guidelines, and guidelines for PEP, treatment for HIV, and a few other things -

http:... Read more »

Eliza 4th generation

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The new Eliza 4th generation test tests for both antibodies and the virus itself. I don't know whether its already released to the general public. Anyway, a person testing negative for both after 30 days is considered hiv negative.No further tests... Read more »