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Post exposure prophylaxis for HIV - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have sex two days before with a prostitute my condom broke i didnt ejaculate neither she what i can do to protect myself from any disease now i am very much scared what to do
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can I help you?
Doctor :   let me read what you have typed?
User :   srue
User :   sure
Doctor :   if 72 hours are not yet up, you can go ahead with post exposure prophylaxis for HIV (which is the main fear in such cases)
User :   what is that
Doctor :   it can give you about 85% protection from developing it
User :   and where it can done
User :   i am in XXX
Doctor :   you will need to go to HIV center and ask for it, it is treatment given to control HIV transmission even after exposure
User :   is there any such institute
User :   is there any such institute in XXX
Doctor :   let me check. please give me few moments
User :   sure
User :   tell me about it cost also
Doctor :   in few centers it is done for free (govt centers) in other cost would vary depending on type of center
Doctor :   centers include: XXX
User :   tell me about any center near by me
Doctor :   XXX
Doctor :   let me check.
User :   how much time did it take for the test and result
Doctor :   you need not do tests, you can start with prophylaxis immediately and be in post treatment surveillance for monitoring to see if you are protected or not
User :   ok
User :   but one question is this that much easy to get infected
Doctor :   yes, it is very easy to get infected with unprotected intercourse, as viral load is high in sexual body fluids
User :   ok
User :   i am going to marry next month what other test i can go on
User :   for safe life for me and my partner
Doctor :   you can go ahead with a PCR DNA TEST after 15-20 days of exposure
Doctor :   to see if you are already infected.
Doctor :   I would strongly recommend you to get strated on post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) treatment today itself
Doctor :   it will reduce your risk of infecting your partner
User :   thanks
User :   ok
User :   very much scared
User :   what for PCR DNA test
Doctor :   if it shows positive, it means that you are infected. if it shows negative you will not require any further tests, as it would mean that there is no infection
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
User :   ok
User :   yes
Doctor :   is there anything else you would like to ask me?
User :   searching a hospital near by my place through net
User :   yes what other STI test i can check on
User :   apart from this
Doctor :   XXX in XXX
User :   where is it exactly
Doctor :   a complete STD screening test will also be needed
User :   any contact number
User :   ok
User :   what i cost i can incur any idea
Doctor :   I am based in XXX, so exact giving exact details might take time
User :   how much
Doctor :   place a request in YYYY@YYYY
Doctor :   they will get back to you
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