Is HIV curable? - Online Doctor Chats
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what is H1
H1 as in H1N1?
is there any sucessful treatment on HIV
h stands for Heamagglutinin 1
and N stands for Neuraminidase !
And the answer to your second question is, right now. NO
Maybe in the short future there will be
what is the time frame
as many doctors are working to find out a complete cure for HIV
I can't say that
But very recently they have started the phase 1 clinical trials on HIV vaccine, and it does look promising
If that vaccine works then we will have a breakthrough
You mean antibody?
he had only 7 then
that are produced by many types of white blood cells
Can you come again? and if you don't mind please elaborate on that
the count of antibodies is 5
I am sorry, you need to be more elaborate than that..
is there any chance that me and my sister affeted with that
who are you referring to?
my father had affeted with the H1
What antibody did you get tested?
he is 55 years old
whr we can get this vaccine
And his report said he had antibodies of 5,
can you please mention the units and the reference ranges that were mentioned along side the report?
i think its around 27-50
there are 2 type first one is positive and other one is negative
There is H1 and N1
you mean H1 is positive?
Generally when we test the antibody levels we measure the quanitity
and this quantity is mentioned as Units/Liter or IU/ML
so I just want to know what unit is mentioned next to the number 7
i dont have the report with me
let me know is it curable
All observed values are positive except HIV-II
Biological references are nagative
What about HIV-I?
its menttioning that HIV I positive
I dont know it is mentioned on reports
Then you need to get him started on anti HIV medicines as soon as possible after confirming that HIV is truly positive
it is curable
Please check the reports again
what i have report with me now
HIV right now is not curable, but can be controlled with the available medicines
You have the report with you now?
can u suggest doctor from navi mumbai
can you type the exact report?
Or if possible you can mail the reports to my e-mail id YYYY@YYYY
i sent u
any doctors from navi mubai
If anyone has HIV, they should go to the government VCTC center for counselling and proper reporting of the disease
And there you will be explained everything about the disease and what you should do and what you should not do
Please visit your nearest government hospital
they have vaccine
or you can go to any big hospital, they will also report the disease to the government appropriately after confirming if it really positive
No my dear, the vaccine is not yet available for public use
it is still undergoing research
and is at a very early stage of develoment
and which specilist we need to concern
You can take your father to any of the medical college hospitals
MGM is good for that
You need to consult a General Medicine specialist first
then they will refer you to the appropriate departments for further testing and confirming the disease
MGM is good
I am from Bangalore, I do not have very good idea about the localities in Mumbai
You can send a mail to our customer care team about the hospital
and they will help you out
i am so sacred for my dad
Please give me a minute to go through your reports
I have seen the report
the report is a comprehensive test for HIV 1
and it is definitely positive
You need to go to the hospital and start treatment
please say some good thing
Don't be afraid,
The disease can be controlled very well with the medicines available
and the government gives these medicines free of cost as the medicines are very costly
Please take all the reports and see Skin doctor
y skin doctor
The skin doctors will start the anti-viral treatment as per the government guidelines
so u mean did we get affetced
that is why you should consult a skin doctor and then you can also consult a general medicine doctor if your father has any other problems
I can not be sure of that, May I know how old you are?
I don't think you are infected with HIV
How is your mother?
and my sis she is 22 and my bro is 19
she is ok
who need to do test
Okay, I will ask you some personal questions about your mother and father, if you don't mind you can answer me
Are your father and mother still sexually active?
When did they stop having sex?
definitely it is best to get all of you tested
but your mother should get tested without fail
All the family members should go to the hospital and you should listen to what the counselors tell you
You will understand more about this disease there
and then get yourself tested
after that follow the doctors advice
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wat test we need to do
Some basic blood tests to see how your father is doing
other than my fathre
like complete blood counts
ELISA detect that
If that turns out to be positive then you can confirm it by western blot or other methods
Yes, ELISA can detect that
Or if you can afford, you can go for PCR
I am not sure about PCR in Mumbai
wat in banglore
but ELISA will be done free of cost at the VCTC center
and cost about elisa
PCR may cost anywhere around 10 to 20 thousand per individual
is elisa is good
If you go to the government hospital all the tests will be done free
is that detect everything
Yes, ELISA is good
It will detect the antibodies to HIV 1 and 2
we need to do how many times in years
You can do once in six months for two years
did any chances of affected
after that if it comes negative you can stop it
after two years
or after first test
wat cost of ELISA
If you don't have any sexual relationships with a person having HIV you will not get HIV
ELISA will be done free in the government hospital
only the sexual realtiona can taranfer the HIV
In private it will cost you around 500 to 1000 rupees
if my mom and dad did not had sex for last one year is there any chance of affected
i am recently married
Yes, If your dad had got this before 1 year then there is good chance that your mother might also be affected
but u told me that its early stage then
Sexual intercourse is the major way in which HIV is transmitted from one person to another
can we talk tomorrow
Thanks for chatting
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