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How authentic is combo antigen tests - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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User :   hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   please proceed with the query
User :   hello
Doctor :   you seemed to have moved out of chat window
Doctor :   are you ther e?
User :   no i am still here
User :   sir my query about the HIV ELISA TEST HIV 1 HIV 2 TEST is is this test a duo pentigen test.
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   it is antigen antibody test
User :   is it combo antigen test and how authtic is it.
User :   pls dont take it otherwise
Doctor :   HIV has two types
Doctor :   one is HIV 1 and HIV 2
Doctor :   hence both the tests are done
Doctor :   it is authentic when done between 2 weeks to 8 weeks of exposure
Doctor :   and even if negative it the test have to be repeated after 3 monthd
User :   so do i need to repaet the test as i did it in 11 weeks after 10 weeks completion.
Doctor :   yes , you may need to repeat after another month
User :   does it mean still there may be a chance
Doctor :   i think we had a discussion earlier in your case i do not see much chance
Doctor :   as the exposure was not high risk
User :   are you saying after six months or next month.
Doctor :   you must test it next month
User :   but yesterday you said there is no need.
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User :   doctor are u there
User :   hi doctor
User :   hi doctor
User :   hello
User :   doctor
User :   hello
User :   hello
Doctor :   are u there
User :   yes i am sir
Doctor :   are you getting my msgs
User :   no i did not
Doctor :   let me tell you
User :   are you dr
Doctor :   we classify some incidents of exposure
Doctor :   into low risk and high risk
Doctor :   as far as i remeber , i suggested you not to worry about this and forget the incident and lead a new life
Doctor :   am i right ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   yes i am DR
Doctor :   then why are you again thinking about it ?
User :   just read on internet and wanted to clarify.
User :   my exposure was not with a sex worker.but why i doubted was the female had on and off fever and shivering.
User :   otherwise she had no other issues.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   yes and time is up i think.
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