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Detection of HIV after few weeks - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions
User :   hi all
Doctor :   hi
User :   may i know ur good name plz
Doctor :   my name is Dr.
Doctor :   how can I help you today?
User :   can u plz tell me something abt ur self,
Doctor :   We have a long queue of patients waiting to get medical advise. Please restrict your conversation to Medical queries only.
User :   i have an unsafe sax with my girlfriend last night, i am thinking abt hiv chekup,,
User :   can u plz advise me for chekups
User :   which kind of test i can do
Doctor :   firstly
User :   or what will be the cost of this
Doctor :   it is too early to go for a test
Doctor :   even if you have contracted HIV
Doctor :   there is - what we call "a window period "
Doctor :   before any test can be conclusive
User :   k
User :   k
Doctor :   the period is about 3-6 weeks
Doctor :   But the test that can detect the virus this early is very expensive
Doctor :   The other standard tests like the ELISA- will be useful at around
Doctor :   12-24 weeks
User :   k
User :   thnx
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
Doctor :   thanks for consulting us
Doctor :   bye for now
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