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Chances of getting infected by human immunodeficiency virus and sexually transmitted diseases - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hi sir
User :   your name pls
User :   hello sir hope u remember me.
Doctor :   Yes, I remember you.
User :   sir actually i wanted to know about heb b symptoms occurance time.
Doctor :   The incubation period for Hepatitis B is around 4 - 20 weeks depending on various factors.
Doctor :   Most commonly the symptoms of Hepatitis B starts to appear after 4 to 20 weeks following exposure.
User :   sir i have explained you about my incident of condom break.I tried to insert and same time condom broke.My penis tip was exposed inside for 10-20 seconds less than 1 minute and stool touched it.there was no visible blood and i washed it with soap instanly.The incident has passed 8 weeks.
User :   Do you feel with this exposer HEB or HIV is possible.
Doctor :   As mentioned to you in our previous chats, the chances of HIV and STD infections varies.
Doctor :   The chance of HIV is very, very less.
User :   and sir what about heb b
Doctor :   Hepatitis chances are slightly above HIV,
Doctor :   but not very significant
User :   sir one thing about hiv.If blood of body fluid touch the penis red part does that only cause hiv or it should come in contact with the penis tip from where we urinate.
User :   i want to know how transmission takes place.
Doctor :   The chance of HIV is more, if you have an wound on the penis.
Doctor :   The chances is less on the external skin/mucosa.
Doctor :   There are no specific reports available to us to know what are the chances of HIV, if the contact is at the urethral meatus (the opening from where the urine flow occurs)
User :   the reason why i am asking is i read it on internet.
Doctor :   But theoretically, I would say the chances are higher if the contact was on the urethral meatus.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   in my case i could not see was stool on but my penis tip was exposed and secondly my skin is in tact and so it the red part of penis.
User :   sir do you feel any testing is required or not.
Doctor :   I would suggest you to take up the tests more to destress from the anxiety (fear of infection)
Doctor :   than to confirm the infection.
Doctor :   I would not consider your exposure significant enough to cause the infection.
User :   you are the expert of this domain.if you say they are not required then it is ok.i will be satisfied else i will do.
Doctor :   Internet and articles are mostly based on theoretical facts.
Doctor :   Practically the chances of infection is very less.
Doctor :   But from previous experiences and practice, doctors also know that most patient's feel relieved after seeing the reports.
Doctor :   Since you are also suffering with anxiety, I do suggest you to get the test.
Doctor :   This will definitely help in treating the fear of infection.
Doctor :   Hope that is clear to you.
User :   yes when should i is 8 weeks and pls suggest tests again.
Doctor :   Since it has around 2 months since previous exposure, tests at the end of 3 months is ideal time to get the test.
Doctor :   There are chances of some chances of false negativity, when performed between 2 weeks to 3 months.
Doctor :   HIV ELISA test for HIV is recommended before 2 weeks or after 3 months of exposure.
Doctor :   And Hepatitis B is tested by checking HbsAg.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   yes sir.How are the chances of infection out of 100.
Doctor :   For HIV, I would say less than 3.
Doctor :   No similar studies is available for Hepatitis though
Doctor :   hence I cannot give you a clear value for Hepatitis. It is also insignificant though.
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