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Have rashes on leg, neck, sore throat, low fever. HIV? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Mar-2013
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User:this s XXXXXXX from hyd
User:i sp0ke to u
User:2 weeks back
Doctor:Yes, XXXXXXX
Doctor:I remember you.
Doctor:tell me, how can I help you today?
User:ok doctor
User:sir i have a rashes on my leg , sore throat
User:and also low fever
User:rashes at my neck also
User:is symptoms of hiv
User:from last 2 days
User:my dna pcr at 16 days came non-detected
Doctor:The symptoms that you have is very common in any viral infection.
Doctor:In view of your test being negative, this is unlikely to be related to HIV.
Doctor:I am sure, these symptoms will improve in another couple of days.
Doctor:Take proper diet and drink lot of fluid.
Doctor:If the sorethroat is severe, you can try some saline water gargles.
Doctor:Or you can gargle with XXXXXXX warm water mixed with one tablet of disprin.
Doctor:You should be fine in a few days.
Doctor:If the symptoms are persisting after 5 days, get your blood tested - complete blood counts done.
Doctor:I reassure you, the symptoms are not likely to be HIV.
Doctor:So do not worry.
User:ok doctor
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:sir this is 31st day after my exposure , for my satisfaction can i go for hiv test
User:which test ?
Doctor:You can get a repeat test, to allay any fear you have.
Doctor:Since you are in the window period, getting the usual HIV antibody test like ELISA / westernblot/p24 antigen test is in appropriate.
Doctor:If you wish to repeat the test, then you need to the PCR test done again.
User:ok i go for dna pcr doctor
User:1 doubt
User:whats s the window period for dna pcr
Doctor:Window period is only meant for antibody detection test such as those I mentioned earlier.
Doctor:For the PCR test, we do not refer any thing like Window period.
Doctor:Meaning, there is no window period for it.
User:so 2 weeks is confirmatory right
Doctor:I see another doctor had asked you to repeat the test after a while.
Doctor:The test was not to doubt the accuracy of the test,
Doctor:I mean to doubt the results of the test,
User:yes he said go for 4 weeks elisa duo test
Doctor:but rather some doctors believe DNA PCR test are more reliable and accurate when done after a period of a month, than during early period.
Doctor:ELISA duo test is a combination test which looks for antibody as well as P24 antigen.
Doctor:Sometimes P24 antigen can be seen after 4 weeks,
Doctor:but this test is less sensitive than DNA PCR.
Doctor:If you have had negative PCR, the chance that you will have a postive P24 antigen is very unlikely.
Doctor:If you are still apprehensive, you can go ahead and get the ELISA Duo test as suggested.
Doctor:It will alleviate all your doubts.
Doctor:Thus leading to better quality of life.
User:ok doctor i wil go only dna pcr
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