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Screening for sexually transmitted diseases - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   Okay, I would just like to ask a quick question regarding my fiance'. Before he was with me, he had protected sex with seven prostitutes over about five years. I am having a hard time getting him to go to a doctor to get checked.
User :   How can I convince him that he needs to go? and how likely is it that he is infected?
Doctor :   Let me read it

Doctor :  
That is to be said to him openly
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and I am sure he shall accept it
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tell him about the importance of getting done
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as it can cause problems to you and your children
User :   Yeah, I know. I have not had sex with him as of yet, and I appreciate he informed me, but I am just trying to find an approach.
Doctor :   Ok

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He is quite acceptable
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as he has revealed it to you
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His mindset is evident by that
User :   Yeah, well thanks. I guess in my mind I want to come up with some sort of number or percentage to say that it isn't likely he has it, but I know there is no guarantee.
Doctor :  
so you can go ahead
User :   Yeah, because even with a number, there's always a chance.
User :   Thanks and bye.
Doctor :  
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