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Elisa test for HIV detection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   Hello Doctor
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I need some information on the Elisa test that is done for HIV detection.
Doctor :   Ok

User :  
Last time when I had been for a test in one of the diagnostic centre, the person who took the blood sample from me diverted me from observing if she is using a new syringe. When she was about to inject the needle I I noticed that she was disposing the syringe cover in the dust bin, which means she did use a new needle. But due to the anxiety problem I am facing, I would be thankful if you could calrify this to me
Doctor :   No problem

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They use disposable only
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Doctor :  
Again you are coming back to OCD
User :  
Is there any practical possibility of using a infected needle specailly HIV infected? when they take the blood drawn syringe to the lab for checking after extracting the blood what will they do with the needle. will they throw it in a dustbin as a common practise or keep the syringe with little drops of blood for further testing. Do they use the entire blood from the syringe
User :  
yes , I am coming back to ocd.
User :  
I am sorry
Doctor :  
So, I suggest you to follow my previous advise
Doctor :   and do those things

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Like going to a Psychiatrist and a clinical psychologist


User :   I am doing it and will continue to do it, but are u telling me that there is practical possibility of such things happening?

Doctor :   No

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It is not that positive
User :   Because I have just come out of all my doughts and clear but this new dough occured my mind when I had been for a test a week back

Doctor :   Ok


Doctor :  
With your mental state right now
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I think that it is unnecessary
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and is quite evident for you as well
User :  
thanks
User :  
doc one last thing. when u say It is not that positive , what did u mean?
Doctor :   Meaning no chance

User :  
all right, thanks a lot and good night doc
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