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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Dear Doctor,

Let me describe my situation directly. I am a male of age 20. 17 weeks back i had sex with a female sex worker in Bangkok Thailand. It was unprotected oral(mouth-penis), protected vaginal and finally mutual musturbation. That was the 1st time in my life and I got really scared. I tested several times for HIV:
ECLIA test after 6 weeks(negative)
MEIA test after 9 weeks(negative)
ECLIA test after 14 weeks(negative)

Then after 16 weeks I went to check for STDs in a free clinic in Bangkok. They told me my HIV test was inconclusive. They also informed me that they will send my blood sample for NAT and ELISA test at another lab. I got really paranoid, then the next day I went to another hospital and tested HIV antibody by MEIA method. The result came back negative. After 3 days I got my NAT test result, it came back negative. I am still waiting for the ELISA result. The clinic where I tested inconclusive asked me to keep testing for ELISA 3 times for 6 weeks. The woman told me she is not a doctor, she is a nurse. Should I need to test so many time? OR do i need to test any further after I receive my ELISA test result. I hope it will be negative.

I am really very confused. Please go through this and tell me what to do. My whole world is shading away. Please doctor help me. Looking forward to your reply. Thanking you in advance.
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
Doctor :  
Let me read it
User :   i have posted my question doctor, please go through it and help me on what to do
User :  
User :  
i am waiting
User :  
i also have recent cervical lymphadenitis, as diagnosed by an ENT sepcialist
User :  
User :  
it has been persistent for 3 weeks
User :  
is it related to HIV infection? i do not have any other symptom
Doctor :  
You should go for ELISA till 6 months
User :  
you mean I should keep repeating?
Doctor :   Yes

User :  
but whar about the NAT negative?
Doctor :  
If all are negative then you should not worry
User :  
i heard its more specific
Doctor :  
NAT is negative and is more specific

Doctor :   hi
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