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Risk of contracting HIV virus - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   want to know about my HIV risk
Doctor :   Hi
User :   HI
Doctor :   I am Dr. XXXXX
User :   I involved in non-penetrative sex
User :   it was genital rubbing through underwear
Doctor :   Ok non penetrative sex has no risk of HIV
User :   I felt some moisture also
User :   and there is a kind of dried pimple on my penis (this is since quite some time)
User :   is it possible that vaginal secretion passed through the underwear and go through that pimple
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Quite unusual scenario
Doctor :   and there are no studies to prove that it can trasmit HIV virus
User :   is there a need for test
Doctor :   I do not recommend it
Doctor :   If your worry does not stop with my words, you can confirm with the test
User :   i got 7 weeks and 9 weeks ELISA done..............both negative
User :   is ELISA reliable at 9 weeks
Doctor :   Your worry should have stopped
Doctor :   ELISA is a reliable test
User :   i heard it is reliable only after 3 months
Doctor :   In suspected cases it is done after 1 month, 3 month and 6 months after exposure
Doctor :   Your's is not a suspicious case with your details
User :   i got HIV DNA DETECTOR test also done
Doctor :   If you are not sure about, you should do get all three tests done
Doctor :   Then why do you worry even after HIV DNA
User :   I got it done through Super Religare
User :   can it be reliable
Doctor :   yes
User :   I read on internet that PCR DNA are more sensitive to Subtype B
Doctor :   I do not ask you not to read internet, you can read but it should be useful to you. Instead it is spoiling your mental peace
Doctor :   Just think about it
User :   I do not know which kit or primer Super Religare Lab use.
Doctor :   The information on the net is hacking and more chondriac
User :   the test just says HIV DNA DETECTOR NOT DETECTED for HIV 1 and HIV 2
Doctor :   It means you have no virus within you
User :   ok lets forget all the it possible for HIV to pass through underwear
Doctor :   You have come back to first question
User :   sorry for anxiety is making me do so
Doctor :   There is no evidence yet
Doctor :   I just have to reassure you
User :   and pimple/sore on penis.............any risk due to that
User :   its non bleeding
Doctor :   No it did not pass through it
User :   just out of my anxiety I am asking some questions................may sound irritating.............forgive me for that
Doctor :   I am not irritated at all
User :   HIV DNA DETECTOR is a reliable test?
Doctor :   I am cool and let you understand that you are not infected.
Doctor :   HIV DNA is reliable
User :   do all labs use the standard kit
Doctor :   yes atleast the standard labs like SRL
User :   their result can be relied upon
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Are you with me?
User :   they took my sample on thursday at a collection center
Doctor :   Are you still worrying
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you still not rely on the test
Doctor :   You can only repeat that
User :   they said the sample will be sent to their central lab next day
User :   the central lab then ran the test after 3 days on Monday
Doctor :   ok
User :   isnt the sample goes bad in transit
Doctor :   That is how the process it
Doctor :   is
User :   I mean the virus may die in the sample
Doctor :   They have proper sample transfer
User :   you mean referigerated or so
Doctor :   yes
User :   Ok what do you recommend now
User :   its a question of life or death for me
Doctor :   i recommend you to get into counselling program which includes Yoga, Breathing techniques
Doctor :   It is not at all a difficult situation you are in
Doctor :   This programme releases your mind
User :   you mean I do not need any further testing
Doctor :   No
User :   for HIV
Doctor :   You are free to do anything
Doctor :   You should start enjoying your life with good food
Doctor :   and exercise
User :   ok
User :   Also just want to know one more thing
User :   in the test report for HIV DNA DETECTOR it was mentioned that this test is for new borns who are born to HIV + mothers
User :   so is this test also for routine HIV testing
Doctor :   That is not very true or 100% true
User :   i am not clear...........pls explain
Doctor :   HIV DNA can be done for any one
Doctor :   for early diagnosis when there is a suspicion
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other questions
Doctor :   Are you clear now?
User :   yes
User :   thank you
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