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HIV fear post exposure - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hello
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help You?
User :   I had 2 unprotected sex relations last year, one in May (more or less) when I received oral sex and the other in July and since February this year I'm having Diarrhea every morning
User :   I very scared I got HIV
User :   becaouse I was reading the symptoms and Diarrhea is one of them
Doctor :   May I ask you few questions to know about you?
User :   sure
Doctor :   Please give your Age, Gender, Location, Occupation, Marital status
User :   28 years old male, divorced in March last year, straight at the time I used to live inXXX
Doctor :   Ok, the best & only way to rest your doubts is by undergoing HIV test, have you taken them?
User :   I'm now studying in XXXl where I am from
User :   no
User :   I'm freaking out to do the tes
User :   test*
User :   I've gone to the doctor here
Doctor :   You must overcome your fears, as no one can say for sure
Doctor :   whether you have acquired the infection or
User :   done blood test, urine test and everything came out normal
Doctor :   not just by knowing your history
User :   ok
User :   I've also done a colonoscopy last week
Doctor :   Yes one of the causes for diarrhoea is indeed HIV infection
Doctor :   but I guess you must have also read
Doctor :   that there is a huge list of causes of diarrhoea?
User :   yes
User :   but as I was worried about HIV I can only think about it
User :   I'm very scared
Doctor :   I guess the colonoscopy too was normal?
User :   yes
Doctor :   What other symptoms do you suffer?
User :   A very mild irrtation on the ileum
User :   none
Doctor :   Has it been continuous since Feb?
User :   yes
User :   but only in the mornings
Doctor :   Everyday?
User :   and soft stools
User :   almost
User :   some days I don't go to restroom
User :   and some days comes out normal
User :   but is a long time
Doctor :   It could even be nothing, physiological.
User :   I am not loosing weight though
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs. If yes how much/how often and how long you have?
User :   does it exist?
User :   drink eventually
User :   but used to drink a lot
Doctor :   Are you on treatment for anything?
User :   stopped in March
User :   no
Doctor :   It is better to get the test done to put your doubts to rest
User :   ok
Doctor :   Its only you who is going to benefit from it
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