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HIV transmission, after contact with lap dancer - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello Doctor
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr
Doctor :   How can i help you ?
User :   I have some query on hiv transmission
Doctor :   sure , please proceed with ur query
User :   i went to a club and had a descent lap dance from a girl
User :   when i gave her the monet after the dance, while going outside she just pat me on my soulder
Doctor :   ok
User :   *gave her money after the dance
User :   I felt like her finger nail hit my skin and it hurts me but not much
Doctor :   ok
User :   later i got scared what if she used some needles with infection to poke me
User :   when i saw the shoulder skin area after 3-4 hours, i dint find any changes there
Doctor :   ok
User :   i just got scared if she intentionally did some scrappy thing
Doctor :   as a matter of fact, people who depend on cusotmers for their livelihood , would not try to ruin thier livelihood
Doctor :   and u need not worry about such things
Doctor :   lap dancers usually do keep long nails and this could have caused u to feel them
Doctor :   there is no issues with that at all
User :   even if she used some small needles, should I have see some small blood clot on the skin spot?
Doctor :   yes
User :   i think i felt it more like a nail rather than a pin or needle
User :   i just got scared by the incident
User :   any hospital in bangalore so that i can test and give rest to my mind?
User :   like HIV DUO test which will be conclusive after 28 days
Doctor :   i guess you have a guity feeling about the incident and the fear of HIV is causing you to act on it
Doctor :   i would advice you to go for a HIV RNA PCR test , WHICH is 100 % sensitive and specific and will rule out all doubts about your HIV status
User :   after how many days of exposure?
Doctor :   7 days of exposure
User :   but i heard it has more probability of false positive
Doctor :   thats a wrong fact
Doctor :   i guess you are confused with some other test
User :   hiv dna pcr?
Doctor :   there is no HIV DNA PCR test
Doctor :   its a HIV RNA PCR
User :   oh k
User :   where is this test will be available in bangalore?
Doctor :   SRL ranbaxy or LALs pathlabs, and any major path labs and hospitals will have them
User :   oh k
User :   so you are very sure that i should see some blood clot after 3-4 hours, if i poked with even small needle on my skin?
Doctor :   yes
User :   thanks for your clarification doctor
Doctor :   you are welcome
User :   your answers helps me a lot
Doctor :   good
Doctor :   Do u have any other questions ?
User :   no doctor
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me here
Doctor :   bye for now and take care
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