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Avatar n tn Home access test and all other ELISA tests are indirect tests, that is,they test for the presence of antibodies that are formed in response to HIV infection. Direct detection of the virus is very expensive and rarely done. It does not matter whether the blood dries or not, if there are antibodies, they will be detected by appropriate tests such as [Home Access] ELISA.
Avatar f tn So, you should feel confident in the Home Access test... again, any other HIV test that is not Home Access is not FDA approved or home use...
229411 tn?1189759425 There is only one test that is approved to be taken at home for collecton and that is the Home Access Test. http://www.fda.gov/cber/infosheets/hiv-home.
Avatar n tn 5 months (18 weeks) and took a Home Access Hiv test. The result was negative. Sounds great, and I felt better but then read that Home Access uses the 1st gen ELISA, and even they recommend testing at 6 months to be accurate. Furthermore, I am developing a plantar wart on my heel which i've never had before. How accurate was my test, and should I test again at 6 months based on the symptom presentation? Your advice is greatly appreciated!
Avatar m tn hi i was wondering if the home access test looks for all subtypes of hiv 1? I read that there is a group called o or something that doesn't show up on the tests.
Avatar m tn i doubt if they still use first generation test unless its home access test, also rapid test like oraquick are equilivant to 2 nd gen testing.
Avatar m tn There is only one HIV Home collection kit approved by the FDA and that is the Home Access.
Avatar n tn Now I am worried that my Home Access test can only detect hiv 1. The test box even says Home Access HIV 1 test! I can't remember it saying anything about 2! Could they possibly just test of hiv 1 and look over hiv 2??!!? Can the home access hiv 1 test pick up hiv 2???? What is the main difference anyway? I had an exposure (not the current one I posted on here) about 2 years ago and took the home access hiv 1 test for that old exposure.
392446 tn?1200703000 just pick one i used home access you can have the result by tusday night good luck
Avatar n tn Had a pcr dna test done at 25 days came back negative and a home access hiv-1 test that came back negative at 30 days. Was wondering if anyone knows what method Home Access uses to test for antibodies. Is it an Elisa test? My tonsils won't quit tingling and I'm just still worried despite the two negative tests. If I test again in 1 and a half weeks with home access, which will be the 6 week mark since possible exposure, will that be conclusive? Freaking out here.
Avatar n tn There is only one approved home test kit and that is Home Access. You do need to wait you 13 weeks post last dose of PEP to test.
Avatar m tn With regard the endless question about the 'window period' for HIV testing, are you of the opinion that HIV test taken 12/13 weeks after a suspected exposure as being conclusive for a non-IDU, non-chemo, non-immuno issue, person? The CDC currently states that one should test >3 months which many seem to interpret as 13 weeks. I'm interested in your view as it appears you have also done your homework in the field.
Avatar m tn There are two home tests available now in the USA. The home access test (blood test) and the oraquick test (saliva test). Is one more reliable than the other for early testing? A few things I am considering here are: 1) I believe Dr. Hook said that blood tests tend to detect positive results slightly earlier than saliva tests and 2) the home access test is a 2nd generation assay whereas oraquick is a 3rd generation assay. Thanks!
Avatar n tn a friend consoled me and said everyone in the community was sick as a dog but i have been scared to death for 2 and half months now. i took a home access hiv test 2 months/ 8 weeks later and it came back hiv negative. i understand its conclusive at three months, however i would like to know if anyone knows if it should be pretty accurate. i will retest in a month, but until then i keep reading up on hiv and would appreciate any insight you may contribute as i wait.
Avatar f tn by the way these rapid kits give so many false +ve's why would you want to go throw the emotional stress that come with that I have seen it so many times on this forum. Just go to hospital and get an ELISA test or order the Home Access Kit its approved by FDA and the results come from a Lab two day later I think if you live in the contenintal USA or 4 days if you live in Europe.
Avatar n tn Dr. - I've checked the archives and can't seem to find a clear answer to my question and am hoping you can help. I hope this response will help me along with others on this board. I want to know what the testing time is for a first generation Home Access test. You state that "modern day" HIV tests will give you an accurate response within 3-4 weeks and virtually 100% by 6 weeks.
Avatar n tn A family member is a DR and had to literally force me on his chair in his office to withdraw blood for an HIV test at 9 weeks post exposure. The test result came back negative and it was his opinion that no further testing was needed at 3 motnhs or 6 months. However, last week while on vacation, I developed cold like symptoms (itchy throat, runny nose, scratchy throat but NO fever), I also had a lump under my right jawbone which was rather painful. The symptoms lasted 4 days.
Avatar n tn At 13 weeks, I took an Home Access test which I was HIV negative. For two weeks I had malaise, sore throat, heachache, nausea, joint pain, but still the rash. I am thinking of doing another Test in 6 months because I believe Acyclovir could of alter a false negative. I was reading that in HIV postive women Acyclovir reduces the viral load in there vagnia.
Avatar n tn We had sex, some unprotected, the last encounter being June 11 2010. I took the Home Access test, from what I understand a 2nd generation elisa, 12 and14 weeks after our last encounter. They came back negative. At 15.5 weeks I took the clearview 1/2 at planned parenthood. It came back negative after 15 minutes. I feel pins and needles muscle pains in my arms. I can feel a lump, (was it always there?), on the right side of my throat next to my adams apple.
Avatar n tn At 10 Weeks I took a Proviral DNA by PCR Test and Elisa Test negative. At 13 weeks, I took an Home Access test which I was HIV negative. For two weeks I had malaise, sore throat, heachache, nausea, joint pain and rash. I am thinking of doing another Test in 6 months because I believe Acyclovir could of alter a false negative. I was reading that in HIV postive women Acyclovir reduces the viral load in there vagnia.
Avatar n tn We had sex, some unprotected, the last encounter being June 11 2010. I took the Home Access test, from what I understand a 2nd generation elisa, 12 and14 weeks after our last encounter. They came back negative. At 15.5 weeks I took the clearview 1/2 at planned parenthood. It came back negative after 15 minutes. I feel pins and needles muscle pains in my arms. I can feel a lump, (was it always there?), on the right side of my throat next to my adams apple.
1024580 tn?1331577721 - HIV 1 and 2 antibodies and p24 antigen test (HIV DUO or HIV Combi test) This HIV test is licensed in the EU for use after 28 days after a possible exposure. It is probably much better than this and will probably identify the majority of newly infected HIV positive individuals at between 14 and 21 days. This HIV test is referred to as a fourth generation HIV test. Certainly in our clinic we have had many new diagnoses of patients using this HIV DUO test combination in that time frame.
Avatar m tn Now that that is said, my questions have to do with HIV, home access test, and symptoms. First, I had unprotected sex with a premiscuous coworker about two and half months ago. Three days after the encounter I developed a sore throat, swollen glands, and a very fatigue body. At the time I blamed it on myself for leaving the window open at my apt, for sleeping in the cold has given me the same symptoms before.
Avatar n tn Another question, a Home Access HIV is what kind of test? a ELISA or antigen (sp) ?
Avatar n tn A 4th generation HIV test is a procedure using a 3rd generation ELISA (or EIA) antibody test combined with a P24 antigen test. This allows for detection of HIV about 5 to 7 days sooner than by a 3rd generation test by detecting the P24 antigen. As carnageofthepast notes, test generation is only an issue when you are very near the time of seroconversion. The average time to seroconversion is about 21 days, so you are well past that time period.
Avatar n tn hi, So is ther any other home hiv test available in drug stores ?
Avatar n tn I'm sorry to bother you one last time. But I'm sure you've seen cases like me where the 1 in 1 billion chance is still not good enough--I am so scared over this. In any case, I'm going to get another Home Access test next week--at 23 weeks after exposure. Would the 23 week test meet the "6 month" CDC guideline? Will I finally be in the clear then? Thank you, Doctor. And, again, I'm sorry to bother you with something so petty--but the anxiety is just too much.
Avatar n tn All FDA approved antibody testing methods (Home Access, OraQuick, ELISA, etc) have about the same degree of accuracy. 6 wks is a good indication but not conclusive until 12/ 13 wks.
Avatar m tn Does anyone know if they are using present generation equipment or anything about them? Also, I was considering the HIV-1 express, home-access kit at home. Does anyone know the effectiveness of that antibody test? Im trying to see where to get my test at 8 weeks.