What Does An Oral Assay Test For
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,Yes, I absolutely agree: PEP is not warranted. (See below.)PCR technology has much more difficulty with false-positives than with false-negatives; however, please note PCR is not recommended for routine HIV screening for a variety of... Read more »
University of North Carolina - Chapel HillMy answers are:So, my questions are:1- Are my negative results for Hep B and C conclusive? Yes2- Is it possible to test negative at 12 weeks for HBsAg and still be infected with hep B? No. Are you sure you are not already immune?3- Do i have to... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineThe VIRCO antivirogram is an assay which takes the reverse transcriptase and protease enzymes from a patient's strain of HIV, and inserts them into the backbone of lab adapted strain of HIV. Initially used to look at the RT inhibitors, the... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi Aptimistaken,Thanks for your kind comments! You are correct: the Aptima HIV-1 RNA Qualitative Assay is the only RNA PCR test approved by the FDA for HIV-diagnostic screening. You are also correct: the biggest problem with PCR assays is... Read more »
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Posted by AnonymousIs this antigen sandwich assays part of the regular 3rd generation elisa test ?
could someone please explain the meaning of this ?
I know it sounds funny but I read that this test will pick up antibodies in 4 weeks.
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Posted by pupiz, 1 ReplyHi, all. I had an exposure June 25 and ran across this particular 4th generation test that was approved by the FDA in 2010. I am not sure about the accuracy of it. I took an HIV test at 19 days and it was negative. I know that it is not conclusive,... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyI am wondering about the accuracy of the Elisa test at 12 weeks. I had oral sex with another male (both giving and receiving). He did not ejaculate in my mouth, but I'm not sure if there was any pre-cum. I do not recall having any symptoms 2-4... Read more »
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