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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   helo doctor
Doctor :   hi
User :   good evening
User :   i have a real concern for the past 8 months.
Doctor :   good evening than you
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you can tell regarding that
User :   hope you can help me out.
Doctor :   believe I can help you within my expertise
User :   i had an protected sex with a sex worker last september end
Doctor :   ok
User :   the interrcouse was for only 5 minutes
Doctor :   ok
User :   i then started to think of possible diseases associated.
Doctor :   ok
User :   could i have been infected?
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: User :   26 male, banker, single
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what is thatyou are fearing of?
User :   hiv.
Doctor :   there are chances that it could have been infected
User :   i have not done after this before.
Doctor :   ok
User :   and i being a partner above her, is there any risk
User :   i wore condoms and was sure it did not tear.
User :   also it ws for very few minutes. less thn 5.
User :   she could not have had her orgasm nor even the lubrication secreations
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   with the above said still there is posiibility but it is very megre
User :   generally speaking, do people in india get symptoms, atleast fever within 6 months?
User :   it has been around 9 momnths
Doctor :   yes there is a possibility
Doctor :   it may even after a long time also
User :   i mean if u say there is a possibility , how could it have happened?
User :   how could it have happened, even afer these measures
Doctor :   this depends on your immunity
User :   could you explain me please. what does immunity got to do?
User :   i am not clear
Doctor :   hiv mainly acts by depleting the immunity
Doctor :   and when the immunity is depleted
Doctor :   there would be infection
Doctor :   due some other organism
User :   ok. but i awre of that. but since u said that "there could have been possible infection " even after all these protection.i am wondering how this could happen.
User :   i am asking abt the ways of entry even after i protected myself
Doctor :   the use of condom is not always 100% protective from infection
User :   does it got holes?.. or becuase of the possible tear of condoms?
Doctor :   this may be the cause there are other causes like defecti in manufaturing
User :   ok.. i heard from people , that atleast after 6 months many experience fever . is it true?>
Doctor :   yes thee are possibilities
User :   is there any other method other to find out that i am safe?
Doctor :   have you got the test for hiv?
User :   no,i am afraid
Doctor :   you can get it and that would clear your fear?
Doctor :   the possibilty that you are infected from the history that you have given are megre
User :   can i not identify anything from A normal wbc count?
User :   like a increase in eosinophils or soemthing.
Doctor :   any infection for that matter can cause the elevation of wbc's
Doctor :   even your common cold can cause an alevation
User :   ok. doctor.. but can i know at what stage an WBC wil increase in hiv?
User :   i mean at what period,? first 6 months?
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form while I type the information you needed.
Doctor :   there could a elevation in the wbc due to any infection as i told you, and the main way in which hiv causes problems are by decreasing the immunity and increasing the chances of infection by other organisms. and if there is an elevation of wbc's then we can not exactly tell what is the cause for elevation
Doctor :   have i answered your query?
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   whats the normal life span if affected in india.
User :   tel me the average
User :   s
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   there is wide variation from 1 to 10 years
User :   and whats the most commom symptom in india for this ?
User :   and whats the avreage time for the first symptom to appear becos oh hiv (not aids)
Doctor :   it can fever, it can be diarrohea, it can be sudden increase in the swelling
Doctor :   hiv is a virus and aids is cluster of symptoms
User :   ok doctor, thanks for your patient answers.
User :   thank you very much
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   yes.
Doctor :   is there any ting else that i can help with?
User :   no doctor, just i am thinking whther to check or not
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i would you can just get it checked to clear you of your fears
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service
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