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AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   Hi i chated with a doctor regarding hiv/253657?iL=true" >aids some time back are u the same doctor?
Doctor :  
I can see the chat history if you wish to
User :   please do so
Doctor :   Ok

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Give me a minute
User :   please verify if what the other doctor said is correct
Doctor :   Sure

Doctor :   Ok

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I got the chat
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Yes, you have been guided in the right way
Doctor :   you should not worry

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there is no problem with the issue
User :   so if i ask the chances of my getting infected with aids.....and scale it between 1 and 10....1 being least probable infection and 10 being most probable what would you say?
Doctor :   not even 1/10

User :   thank u......i am so worried because i contacted some doctor on another site and he said that it depends on viral load of the patient and that there is small chances of infection through saliva and a some what greater chance by sucking nipple fluid as the virus does reside in the fluids.....what are ur comments on this doctor?
Doctor :   Till date as my colleague has mentioned, there is no case reported with those routes

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avoided for safer concerns
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so with that knowledge I can say, there is no problem with you
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?



User :   i need to ask ....
Doctor :   Sure
User :   hello are u there?
Doctor :   Yes, I am very much

Doctor :  
Proceed with your query
User :   hi...so ....
User :   in bangalore is there any body i can cosult directly about this?
User :   *consult
Doctor :   Ok

User :   i want an aid specialist please
Doctor :   Ok
Dermatologists have more knowledge about the venereal diseases
User :   what is venereal diseases?
Doctor :   Sexually transmitted disease
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called as STDs in short form
User :   please hold on let me test that link...
Doctor :   ok

User :   ok i got the link but dermatology refers to skin right?
Doctor :   Yes

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they are concerned with Venereal diseases along with skin
User :   ok .....how long will i need to wait before going for a blood test?
User :   and where in bangalore
Doctor :   6-8 weeks

Doctor :  
You can get it done at the comfort of your home
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with Thyrocare
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We assist you in the process
User :   oh really ....
Doctor :   Yes

User :   thats great
User :   may i know its accuracy percentage?
Doctor :   More than 95%

User :   and how accurate are the clinical tests done dirctly in hospitals ?
Doctor :   Same, if done with ELISA technique

User :   how costly is the thyrocare?
Doctor :   the procedure is same universally

Doctor :  
If you can see a pop next your chat window
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fill in the details there
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and our CRM person shall get back to you with the relevant details
User :   you mean the aarogyam profile @home?
Doctor :   Yes

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or even the STD profile is done at home
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Aarogyam would cover other parameters as well
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like your liver, kidney, a general master health check up
User :   okay i will sign up for that but my main concern is aids hiv testing......
Doctor :   Ya

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Aarogyam is fine for that
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Even Hepatitis B should be checked
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it can also spread sexually
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and is more active than HIV
User :   ok ....does aaryogram include that too?.....my time is running out .....doctor you really think i will not get aids?
Doctor :   Sure

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In the Aarogyam, just add this test
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No worries
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so that you can get a overall health check up
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and not specific for HIV
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and would be more comfortable for you to take it
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rather than HIV alone
User :   okay shall do it but your strong opinion is that i will not have aids rigght?
Doctor :   Right

User :   okay bye thx aloy
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Doctor :   Hi
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are you back?
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Do you have more queries
User :   yes just signing up for arogyam
Doctor :   I really understand your stress
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Your concerns
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There is no evidence yet of contracting HIV
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with just oral kissing
User :   but tounge kissing and nipple sucking?
Doctor :  
The virus in saliva is so less that it cannot cause a transmission of virus
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Yeah
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It holds good for tongue kissing and nipple sucking
User :   okay i believe you doc........hope what u said turns out right......i have signed for arogyam
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Good
User :   and what are the other tests in this aids hiv department? i heard there are some costly tests......that are more accurate? just asking as i have some time.....
Doctor :   You can get the STD profile instead of Aarogyam then
User :   does std profile include those other tests for hiv
Doctor :   It includes the basic tests
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The other costly tests are too costly and are of no use for you
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now
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Why do you want to spend more on them
User :   is there some thing called dna testing....
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Yes HIV DNA PCR
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done within 5 to 7 days after exposure
User :   but its not there in bangalore
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It comes at 3000 to 4000K I suppose
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IT is done only at Mumbai and Delhi
User :   is it there in bangalore?
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in India
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The sample is though collected in Bangalore and sent to Mumbai for testing and reporting
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So it take 5 days for logistics
User :   but do u think i need it?
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no
User :   do u asist in pcr test?
Doctor :  
I will ask my CRM team to call you.
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Any way you registered for Aarogyam right
User :   yes i have
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He will give you the details of STD profile and the DNA PCR
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for HIV
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How to go about it
User :   how accuurate is dna pcr?
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But I guess you have to wait for one week before you order
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for DNA PCR
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The accuracy is between 95 to 99%
User :   Please ask crm team to call me right now.....i am going for pcr test.....at least i will be releived of this damn mental tension.
User :   hope it is kept confidential right?
Ok, let there be no confusion now
Doctor :  
The CRM team will assist you in getting the STD profile and PCR - HIV DNA
Doctor :   Did you understand?
User :   my intimacy incident occurred 7 days ago so there is not window period issue right?
Doctor :  
Ok then you can go for it
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Thanks for consulting me
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Bye for now
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