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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   nice to meet u again doc
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   well my cousin is infected as suspected to hiv
User :   well his gf has injected 5ml syring of infected hiv blood to his body
Doctor :   k
User :   my questions is
User :   still he will be infected?
Doctor :   When did it happen
User :   15 days ago
Doctor :   did he involve intercourse
User :   well no....
Doctor :   witht that gG
User :   girl friend
Doctor :   Then there is no chance of getting infected
User :   but we came to know that girl has got hiv already
Doctor :   HIv spreads from person ot person only by sexual transmission or sharing needles
Doctor :   if your cousin doesnt have done these too
Doctor :   then there is no chance of spread
User :   but she has taken our the blood from the syring in the palm and injected to my cousin
User :   imean she taken out the blood from the syring
User :   i think its already contaminated
User :   coz she has used the syringe
User :   even blood transfusion cause hiv
Doctor :   then there is a chance
Doctor :   of transmission
Doctor :   as told ther is sharing of needles
User :   sir thats what am trying to make u understand
User :   she has taken a 5ml of blood from her body and injected to my cousin
User :   so i wanna know ...will it be chance of infected or not
Doctor :   there is a chance
Doctor :   of infection
User :   is there any prevention now........he can be saved
User :   coz we have done all the blood says negative
Doctor :   He has to consult a doctor get the tests done
User :   but scared later he might be infected
Doctor :   and he cn take some tablets
User :   yes
User :   we have consulted to doctor
Doctor :   called HAART
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   What did he say
User :   just answer me yes or no.........can he be saved or disease can be prevented now
User :   he says take some tabs and we wil do blood testing again in next month
Doctor :   your question is wrong
User :   something like XXXXXXXX test
Doctor :   prevention is done before the exposure
User :   so u mean nothing can be done now
Doctor :   so I cannot just say YES or NO
Doctor :   as he is already exposed
User :   he gonna be defintely infected
Doctor :   there is chance of control of the infection
User :   there is old saying "prevention is better than cure"
User :   but once he get infected how can he control
Doctor :   yes
User :   thats hard for him
User :   doctors we have consulted says we cant say anything now
User :   doc says we have wait for couple of months
Doctor :   that needs to be seen if he is developing the antibodies and after that we can say that he is suffering from it or not
User :   sir does this virus spread so fast in the body
Doctor :   yes till he doesd not develops tha natibodies
Doctor :   yes it will affect the Immune system itself
Doctor :   that is the protecting factor
Doctor :   and multiply inside the cells
User :   why doctor says once person is infected to takes long time to detect......?
User :   why cant immediately we know
Doctor :   yes since it will lye dormant for some time and by when it shall keep growing inside and then by the time the
User :   we have heard this disease but it gonna be so dangerous by this experience now
User :   so whats ur suggestion now?
Doctor :   Nothing needs to be one till the antibodies are not detected
Doctor :   and after that it shall be fine
User :   oh..ok
User :   so we have to wait and watch
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
User :   thanks
User :   bye
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
Doctor :   Bye for now
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