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ELISA Second Generation!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hello,i am bura, based on one of WW's postings, i notice that the most updated elisa is of the fourth version. After reading this posting, i called up the lab that tested me and they told me that their version was the 2nd generation!! I am so freak... Read more »

1/2 generation elisa

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
It looks like in France mostly Elisa 1 and 2nd generation tests are still being used. Does anybody knows what's the reliability of these tests after 8 weeks.


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Third Generation Elisa

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is the Third Generation Elisa an antibody test?

Who would give these tests?

Is it different from a normal antibody test?

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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 »

3rd Generation Elisa test

Posted by Protus, 2 Replies
How can I be sure that the test I had done was a 3rd generation elisa?

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4th generation ELISA and WB

Dear doc, I have sent you this question before but got no answer. Would a 4th generation ELISA pick antibodies before Western Blot? In your opinion,up to what phase of the HIV infection could a 4th gen ELISA be positive or indeterminate and the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,As I have often stated in this forum, there is usually a very good reason why I choose not to answer a specific question. (See below.) The reason I have not responded to your question is that it really doesn't make any sense. ELISA tests do... 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 question.I am from Malaysia and had a risky exposure. I have been testing many times (About 5-6 times) for the last 5 months. My latest test was at the 22...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1.Yes.2.Yes, but I very strongly doubt what you are palpating is related to HIV-associated lymphadenopathy.3.Yes. No.4.No. Antibiotics, such as penicillin used to treat syphilis, will not delay HIV-antibody development.My advice:1.Stop poking... Read more »

generation of ELISA?

Dear Dr. Holodniy,I have been tested by ELISA many times. However, most laboratory, when I tried to call and asked about the generation of ELISA they use; most either don't know or reluctant to tell patients. Some require you to have your...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
In the U.S., most commercial and hospital clinical labs will be using 3rd or 4th generation tests.MH... Read more »

First Generation Elisa Sensitivity

Hi, Dr Bob. I love reading your responses and I adore your upbeat attitude.My first husband was diagnosed with Aids in 1986. I was tested three and 1/2 months past last possible exposure and was negative (elisa). I didnt retest even though I was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1. The first generation ELISA tests were quite accurate. However, the generation of the test has nothing to do with the recommendation to test out to six months following a significant HIV exposure. (That recommendation is the same no matter what... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Second-Generation Protease Inhibitor Faldaprevir Cures up to 80% of Hepatitis C

The second-generation protease inhibitor faldaprevir combined with pegylated interferon and ribavirin cured approximately 80 percent of previously untreated individuals with genotype 1 hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, according to Professor Peter... Read more »

Study Finds That Second Generation Female Condoms Are Cost-Efficient, More Pleasurable

It's no secret that since the female condom hit the scene in the U.S., it hasn't gained the same popularity as it has in countries such as Brazil and South Africa. Complaints have ranged from the price -- female condoms are considerably more... Read more »
Female Health Company

Second-Generation Female Condom Is Now Available in the United States; FC2 Female Condom Will Cost 30 Percent Less Than Predecessor

Chicago, Ill. -- The Female Health Company (FHC) (NASDAQ: FHCO) is announcing today that its second-generation FC2 Female CondomĀ®, which received regulatory approval from the Food and Drug Administration in March as an HIV prevention method, is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Influence of Traditional Vietnamese Culture on the Utilization of Mainstream Health Services for Sexual Health Issues by Second-Generation Vietnamese Australian Young Women

The current discussion of the impact of traditional Vietnamese culture on young Vietnamese Australian women's uptake of mainstream health services for sexual health matters is part of a larger qualitative study exploring the factors shaping the... Read more »