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Efficiency of Home HIV test kit - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello doctor
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   may I know is it accurate to use Home HIV test kit which can be bought online?
Doctor :   I am not aware of the efficacy of such kits
Doctor :   I still feel that a lab test is always better.
User :   have you heard of this before or not?
Doctor :   Yes but the efficacy cannot be guaranteed
User :   but if test shown negative, can it be trusted?
Doctor :   That cannot be said.
Doctor :   That is why I am advising you to get it done in a lab.
User :   ok
User :   thanks
User :   another question
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
Doctor :   Ok
User :   my period usually come every 30 days, but this time it came earlier which is after 26 days
Doctor :   Ok
User :   so may I know when is my safe days?
Doctor :   That could be a normal variation
Doctor :   there is nothing to worry about
Doctor :   For the safe days
Doctor :   a reliable method of calculation is
Doctor :   by taking the longest duration and the shortest duration of your cycles
Doctor :   in the past 6 months and
Doctor :   The shortest cycle minus 18 days=1st day of fertile period. The longest cycle minus 10 days= last day of fertile period.
Doctor :   during this fertile period there must be no intercourse
User :   complicated
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   but effective than blind calculation
User :   but may I know if my period came recently on 31st August, and when is my safe days?
Doctor :   U sually 10th to 18 th day
Doctor :   from the starting of the period are considered
Doctor :   fertile days
Doctor :   before that the periods are safe
User :   I do not understand
User :   and today and tomorrow is safe?
Doctor :   You should have protected sex during 1th to 18th day
User :   ok I see
User :   thanks doctor
Doctor :   the days before september 10th and after september 18th are safe
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.

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