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Negative Pap smear and tests to detect STD - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hello.
User :   Hi
User :   i needed to ask you about something
User :   i had my pap done in may
Doctor :   Yes.
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   and it came out negative, i was with my bf in summers of 2008 and then we broke up, and i never had my pap done before this, it came out negative no infection nothing my cells were normal, so i shouldnt worry about anything right?
Doctor :   Give your age?
User :   24
User :   i wasnt 24 that time
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   When was the test done?
User :   just now in may
User :   in the beginning of this month
User :   because i realised i should go and get my tests done
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Are you sexually active now?
User :   no
Doctor :   Then you need not worry.
User :   and one another thing
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   in how many months do u get accurate result for hiv ?
Doctor :   Which test are you taking about?
User :   hiv
Doctor :   Is it elisa or RT-PCR?
User :   blood test
User :   thats all i know
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   i think u get result in 40 mins that one
Doctor :   There is a test called ELISA, which will show results only after 3 to 6 months.
User :   which is the test which comes back in 40 mins ?
Doctor :   It is ELISA.
User :   i was sexually active september of 22 of last yr and i got my test done end of april it came out negative so i should be fine right?
Doctor :   Yes, you should be fine.
User :   is it 7 months or 6 months ?
Doctor :   More than 6 months.
User :   so my result was accurate?
Doctor :   Yes.
Doctor :   But if had a risk intercourse then you can get a retest after 3 more months.
User :   what is risk intercourse?
Doctor :   Un protected, and people coming from an endemic area.
User :   no im with the same person
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Then you need not worry.
User :   can u get abnormal pap in 6 months?
User :   im sure he is clean but still u know
Doctor :   Yes.
Doctor :   Hello.
User :   my chat expired so i dont know if i was talking to you or some other doctor
Doctor :   I'm the same doctor.
User :   oh ok
User :   so i was asking that
User :   my physician said there was no sign of hpv no infection found or abnormal cells, knowing that i was sexually active in september
Doctor :   It is just a screening test of early diagnosis for HPV .
Doctor :   If it has come negative then you need not worry.
User :   so hpv infection can be detected after 6 months ?
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   after or within .. the same time frame i gave u
User :   september to april ?
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   ok so i shouldnt worry about anything ?
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   because i talked to some1 they said that some times hpv infection cannot be detected, so i got worried about it
Doctor :   How was that person?
User :   just some one i know
Doctor :   OK.
Doctor :   Is the person related to medical profession?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Usually it is detected by 6 months.
User :   ok because i got my tests back for hpv in may
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   ok thats all i had to ask, thanks alot im relieved now
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   did you do HPV test?
User :   yes
User :   i jsut got my result back in the beginning of may
User :   they came out negative
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Is there any thing else, i can help you with?
User :   no thank you
User :   thats all
Doctor :   Bye.
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