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Possibilities of contracting HIV - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Good Posted in: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi had a couple of queries
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
Doctor :  
please proceed.
User :   what is the risk probability of infection in case of exposure to an HIV +ve
User :   when is a good time to take a test after the exposure ?
User :   what kind of an exposure is infectious ?
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
I will help you with this problem.
User :   maybe the last one first
User :   ?
User :   Anybody here ?
Doctor :   yes
User :   hi doctor whats your name
Doctor :  
yes please proceed with your query
User :   what kind of an exposure is infectious ?
User :   what is the risk probability of infection in case of exposure to an HIV +ve
User :   when is a good time to take a test after the exposure ?
Doctor :   immediately after the history

User :   waiting Doctor
Doctor :  
of exposure
User :   what kind of an exposure is infectious ? Oneder: what is the risk probability of infection in case of exposure to an HIV +ve
Doctor :   sexual contact
User :   kissing ?
User :   in case you are busy should i log in to another doctor ?
Doctor :   no please carry on

User :   have raised my queries.
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   dry kissing
User :   wet kissing ?
Doctor :  
wont but saliva does carry some chances
User :   any other apart from intercourse?
Doctor :  
but not as much as intercourse
Doctor :  
anal sex
Doctor :  
oral sex all carry a risk but less
User :   fingering ... ?
Doctor :   as long as there is no wound on your hand
Doctor :  
you will be fine
User :   any risk of residue remaining and then entering the body later on .. through food, nose picking ?
User :   or any other such way ?
Doctor :  
no it cant survive in outer atmosphere for long
User :   k
Doctor :  
so no other chances its negligible
User :   and how high is the risk in case of an intercourse ?
Doctor :   its very high depends on

Doctor :  
who is transmitting also
User :   basically .. the condom tore. so am i exposed in case the other person was infected ?
User :   who as in ?
Doctor :  
if the guy is infected and girl has higher chance of gettin infected than vice
Doctor :  
versa
Doctor :   well yes

User :   coz of the residue remaining in the girl's body ?
User :   how high would the probability be ?
Doctor :   if she was infected

Doctor :  
then
Doctor :  
its around 60
Doctor :  
percent
Doctor :  
chances
User :   does the position change the probability in any way ?
Doctor :   no not really

User :   ok what next should one do ?
User :   whats ur name doctor ?
Doctor :  
i would suggest
Doctor :  
u get
User :   i hear there is window before which the test is unlikely to show anything
Doctor :  
a pcr test done
Doctor :  
for u to be sure that u arent infected
User :   i hear there is window before which the test is unlikely to show anything
Doctor :   pcr test can detect
Doctor :  
even in window period
User :   whats pcr
User :   ok.
User :   so you mean any time after exposure
Doctor :   polymerase chain reaction

User :   and commonly available ?
Doctor :  
yes
User :   and if that test is negative then is it fair to assume that you are not exposed ... or could it come up later ?
Doctor :  
no
Doctor :  
it cant'
Doctor :  
come up later
Doctor :  
its assured if this test is negative
User :   no means it CANT come up later ... so a fair reassurance
User :   ok
Doctor :  
yes
User :   i have donated blood post that ... at a reputed hospital.
Doctor :  
is there anything else you would like to know
Doctor :  
ok
User :   they havent got back with any negative information
User :   would they have done all these tests to ensure that the blood sample was clean ?
Doctor :   ok but do get a pcr to be fully assured

Doctor :  
yes they would have
User :   ok ...
Doctor :  
is there anything else you would like to know
User :   and these tests can be done after any amount of time .. eg a lot of time has lapsed since then.
Doctor :   ok how long has it been
Doctor :  
they can be done
User :   same test ?
Doctor :   yes

User :   no time limit ?
Doctor :  
pcr is highly sensitive test
User :   as in ?
Doctor :  
you can also get western blot test done but it isnt sensitive
User :   couple of months/ year or two ?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
you can
Doctor :  
get it done
User :   if its early then you suggest PCR and if its old then you suggest Western Blot ?
User :   is PCR the best test ?
Doctor :   no i mentioned that western blot gives result in one or two hours but it isnt sensitive as pcr

User :   so PCR is the best test then ?
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok
User :   1 more qsn
Doctor :   sure

Doctor :  
proceed
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :  
u had another question
Doctor :  
?
User :   no thanks
User :   :)
Doctor :   please get these tests done and get back to us
User :   sure was for a friend will find out
Doctor :  
if there is no further query could you please fill the feed back form and send it back to us
User :   i had the blood donation a couple of times since so i guess I can live with that reassurance.
User :   a couple of times a APOLLO so they should be pretty thorough i guess.
Doctor :   sure but i suggest u get a test done for your reassurance
User :   cool. thanks. i didnt get your name doctor
Doctor :   its
User :   thnks
Doctor :  
you are welcome
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