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3rd gen ELISA and window periods???

Posted by jambo, 1 Reply
I know everyone is tired of these repeated discussions on window periods. I came across an article which mentioned that fourth generation tests reduce the window period by an average of 6 days over the 3rd gen tests, as a result of some research. ... Read more »

3rd Generation ELISA

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I heard that 3rd generation ELISA's are more sensitive but I'm not sure what I was tested with. How can I find out? If I was tested in 2003 would they have used the 3rd generation tests? Please help. Read more »

3rd Generation?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had taken an Elisa test and happened to ask what version the test was and was told it was a 3rd generation test. Does 3rd generation mean it is not as good as a 4th generation, or are 3rd generation tests ordered for different reasons than 4th... Read more »

3rd or 4th generation elisas?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was wondering if any county health dept. around the country would be using elisas first generation. Is everyone using 3rd or 4th generation? Read more »

Difference between 1st generation and 3rd

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I found this on THIS website:

About Home Access and first generation testing have confidence in it-

"We do use the first generation ELISA, which uses viral lyzates as antigen. The difference with the third generation ELISA is that the latter uses... Read more »
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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 »

Please Answer Me This Time!!! 3rd Time Asking!!! Neck Mass and Window Period!!

Hi Dr. Bob,I know you are extremely busy, but I would sooo appreciate your response as I really trust your advice. What you do here is wonderful for all those worried out there. And I am sooo petrified and exhausted after 4 months of no clear and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex... Read more »

3rd time Genital Warts and 61 Days HIV Elisa Test

Dear Experts,I received a unprotected oral sex 8 months before from my colleague while we were at a business trip. She told me that she HIV free she is from India (Mumbai) I dnt knw my mind is doubting her maybe she is lying. I have genital warts...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiIn all actuality she was more at risk for contracting your genital warts than you getting something from her. The risk of HIV transmission with oral sex is extremely low. It is even reasonable to state that for the person receiving oral sex (that... Read more »

3rd or 4th generation

Dear Dr. Holodniy:I am the one that wrote "Thank you for your services" last week. No need to thank me. I am only telling the truth. You have gone through so much more than most other people on the internet. A lot of people give very...
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
I would wrap it up. I think you are done and are not infected with HIV.MH... Read more »
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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 »