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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: HIV and AIDS
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
User :   i had chatted u regarding the hiv issue
User :   i guess
User :   r u the same doctor
Doctor :   no i am different doc

Doctor :  
dr shekar
Doctor :   few min i shall go through your previous chat history
User :   ok
User :   thanks
Doctor :   yes proceed with your query
User :   my body itching has stopped when i applied benadryl
Doctor :  
ok
User :   from couple of days i feels certaion ain groin
User :   pain*
User :   its not severe
Doctor :   ok

User :   but once in whle
Doctor :  
ok
User :   can we feel if lymph nodes are swollen
Doctor :  
yes
Doctor :  
i guess you are worried about the HIV infection and you are trying to look for signs and symptoms of it.
User :   yes
Doctor :  
it is already more than 8 weeks now i suppose
User :   yes
Doctor :  
you have undergone only ELISA test i suppose
User :   yes
Doctor :   you have been suggested in the previous discussion to undergo a triple test and or DNA -PCR test for hiv

User :   that is to be done rt now
User :   of after 3 months
Doctor :  
DNA- PCR is the test which is almost confirmatory as early as with in 72 hours of exposure
User :   ok
Doctor :   i would suggest you to undergo this test as of now
Doctor :   since it is more than 8 weeks if the DNA - PCR tests are negative than it means you are negative for the infection for hiv
User :   ok
Doctor :   since there is no specific sign or symptom to say this is because of the HIV infection, watching for the sign and symptoms and trying to interpret it is of no use in determining the HIV infection
Doctor :  
the HIV infection is diagnosed only by blood tests
User :   ok
User :   yes u r right....
User :   beacuse hen ever i go out i get sort of sick
User :   tht is creating ore anxiety
Doctor :  
yes
User :   but swollen lymph nodes is more possibility of hiv infections right
Doctor :   again i wish to say it is not specific to hiv
Doctor :   it is not non specific
Doctor :  
and in all viral and bacterial infections do this glands swell
User :   ok
Doctor :   get yourself DNA-PCR test done

Doctor :  
if it is negative than it means you dont carry the infection
User :   ok
User :   its done all over right
Doctor :   yes
that will be the end of the work up for your hiv infection
User :   ok
User :   thanks
Doctor :   just for the info the DNA-PCR
tests are also known as NAT tests
Doctor :   is there anything else you would like to know ?
User :   thanks doctor..i will have this test done
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
thanks for consulting health care magic, bye for now
User :   yeah
User :   thanks
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