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hiv in pakistan

Oct 20, 2004

hi my name is zain and 19 years old from pakistan my question is regarding to hiv ihave many sex exposures with sexworkers but after 5 months itested my self they took my blood and put a drop of my blood on a strip which indicated i am hiv negative.but after 6 months i took an another rapid test they gaved me back the result in 15 minutes.but i was still worried.then on 7th month of my exposure to sex i took an another test which was an elisa test it was also question is do i need more tests.what are std do i need tests of them too.and tell me how is elisa test done and how is rapid test done.and a negative rapid test after 7 months how much accurate is it.and i will donate 200 dollars to your site tell me how to donate it

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi Zain from Pakistan,

Your multiple negative HIV tests out to seven months following your possible exposure are definitive and conclusive.

There are multiple types of testing technologies available today. ELISA tests and rapid tests, such as OraQuick or SUDS, are tests to detect the presence of anti-HIV antibodies. Explaining the technical details of how these tests are performed is beyond the scope of this forum; however, I will say that both ELISA and FDA-approved rapid tests are extremely accurate and reliable.

As for other STDs, there are many possibilities herpes, syphilis, gonorrhea, NGU, genital warts, intestinal parasites, hepatitis, etc. If you are having any symptoms, Zain, your doctor can screen you for these if indicated.

Donation information can be found on the Foundation's Web site at

Stay safe, Zain, and you'll not only stay well, but you'll avoid future unnecessary worry as well!

Dr. Bob

Hopefully Third Time is a Charm!!!
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