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    An_257959 posted:
    Hi...how do you tell which gen elisa test? I did a test and i get a figure 0.25. If you pass that figure, it means you are hiv +. If it's not, it would be - . From that case, could you tell me what gen is that ELISA test 2. Im from indonesia. Let's say it's 1st gen. How accurate it will be in 7 weeks? I know i will get another test in 3 months. This is just for a piece of mind. That i'm fine. Thank you.
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    georgiagail responded:
    "could you tell me what gen is that ELISA test"

    No.

    A test taken at 4 weeks is considered to be 95% accurate; that is, 95 percent of newly infected folks would have enough antibodies present to be picked up by current testing methods.

    By 3 months this would increase to 99.99 percent.

    At 7 weeks the statistics fall somewhere inbetween these two no matter what generation test you use.

    The attached describes the generation tests and what each looks for:

    http://immunopaedia.org.za/index.php?id=518

    Gail
     
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    An_257959 replied to georgiagail's response:
    Thank you gail.


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