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PCR for HIV infected - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: HIV and AIDS
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions
User :   hello doctor
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   doctor i have a problem
User :   doctor i have aproblem
Doctor :   pls go on
User :   i had unprotected sex with a sex worker on sun night
User :   i must admit i was under the influence of alchol
Doctor :   what problem are you facing now?
User :   now i am very worried and need to get myself
User :   checked
Doctor :   How old are you?
User :   30
Doctor :   are you married?

User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems?
User :   none that i know of
Doctor :   it is still too early for any tests to be done
User :   i heard about the pcr test
Doctor :   where did you meet the sex worker? do you suspect that she had any veneral disease?
User :   she is not of indian origin
User :   veneral..??
Doctor :   STI- sexually transmitted infection
User :   i couldnt tell doctor
Doctor :   even the PCR will take about 4 weeks to show up
User :   4 weeks..???
User :   i heard it can be taken within 2-3 days
User :   doctor can u please advise me on how and where i can take the tests as i am very worried about my insane act
Doctor :   I'm just checking on that with our senior Physician
Doctor :   it will take a minute
User :   thanks
Doctor :   PCR for HIV- can be detected in about 2 weeks
User :   ok
Doctor :   a test for the P24 antigen test done along with that
Doctor :   increases the sensitivity ( the accuracy of the result)
User :   during the same time
User :   2 weeks
Doctor :   The best thing for you to do is to contact a sexologist
User :   ok
User :   anyone in particular who i can expect the best advice
Doctor :   You can check out the search doctors feature - I think there are very few such specialist
Doctor :   You can find his details on our home page
Doctor :   under HIV specialists
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
Doctor :   I have to close this window as there is no response from your side. Please get back if you need any medical advice.
User :   i am not aware of any sexologist can u please recomend
User :   i am not aware of any can u please recomend
User :   doctor

Doctor :   Hi
User :   can u please help me fix a appointment with a sexologist
Doctor :   Can I help you?
User :   sorry i can see the txt now
Doctor :   Can I confirm your details
User :   sure what kind
Doctor :   If you want us to fix up an apppointment for you we will need your contact details
User :   ok but i trust this is in total confidence

User :   i can give you my mobile number
Doctor :   Yes it is
Doctor :   Ok
User :   its 0000
Doctor :   If you are uncomfortable giving your mobile number you can
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   We will get back to you wit the detail
Doctor :   He is under HIV specialist
Doctor :   His number is 0000
Doctor :   Is there anything else
User :   ok i found him

Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Is there anything else
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   does he practise in a hospital also
Doctor :   You can contact him directly
User :   ok thanks for your advice
Doctor :   Welcome bye
User :   bye
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