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Spread and diagnosis of HIV - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can i help you?
User :   Hi
User :   I have problem
Doctor :  
Please proceed with your problem.
User :   while intercourse my condom breaks is it leads to AIDS
User :   with prosetute
Doctor :   If there is breakage of condom, there are chances of spread of HIV infection.

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But not all HIV infection lead to AIDS.
User :   i used 2 condoms
Doctor :   The chance of HIV spreading depends on multiple factors.
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1. the HIV status of your partner
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2. If there was fluid exchange happening
Doctor :   So if both the condoms broke and there wa contact of fluids and if your partner was infected, then there are chances of infection.
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Have you followed?
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I shall ask you a few more questions on your sexual to guide you better.
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Shall i?
User :   yes
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When did you have the sexual intercourse?
User :   before hanlf an hour
User :   half an hour back
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Do you know the HIV status of your partner?
User :   nope
User :   any first Aid?
Doctor :   You had used two condoms and did both the condom break?
User :   I didnt check
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Ok.
Doctor :   Infection can only spread if you had contact with the genital secretions, since you are not sure of it.
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I shall suggest you these measures.
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1. Wash your genital with clean, flowing water.
User :   genital?
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wash it thoroughly and you can use soap if needed.
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I mean the penis.
User :   ok
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Are you from India?
User :   yes
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Ok.
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There are few anti HIV madication that are used after exposure.
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So you may need them.
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2. Contact your nearest hospital where you can get this.
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This is known as post exposure prophylaxis.
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It is recommended that you do this before 72hrs.
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They are not effective after 72hrs.
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This is not that we are suspection infection.
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It is only as a precautionary measure.
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Have you followed?
User :   yes
User :   whether it will stop aids whether if she is infected?
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3. You need to check your blood for the presence of infection.
Doctor :   These medications decrease the chances of infection to a considerable amount and to almost nil.
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If used before 72 hrs.
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3. You can get Serum(blood) ELISA test for HIV infection after 2 to 3 weeks.
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Depending on the reports further management is proceeded.
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if these test come negative then you may have to repeat this test after 2 to 3 months and then after 6 month to completely rule the infection.
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Have you followed?
User :   if it comes postive?
Doctor :   If it comes positive few more tests are done to check the viral load, your immunity status and then the treatment is started.
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As i said earlier all HIV infection are not AIDS.
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AIDS is the most severe form of HIV infection.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
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All this is a must if there was fluid contact with the secretions.
Doctor :   If you are sure there was no contact with the secretions, then the chances of you getting infected is very minimal.
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Have you followed?
User :   is it possible to get infected even i used two condoms?
Doctor :   I have just answered this question, I'l repeat it again.
Doctor :   Even with two condoms if there was contact with the secretions of her vagina then, there are chances of infection.
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I mean the chances are higher.
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But if there was no contact then chances of spread is low.
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HIV can spread through body fluids and not with just physical contact.
User :   what is the first thing i have to follow?
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First wash the area properly.
User :   i did it
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As i mentioned with clean, flowing water.
Doctor :   can i know your location?

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Ok.
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You can visit XXXXXXXX hospital or St. Johns hospital.
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You need to go to the STD clinic where you can get the details of post exposure prophylaxis.
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Or alternatively you can visit a physiacian who specialises in HIV.
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This is just as a precuation.
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Have you followed?
User :   yes
User :   but patner is saying condom not breaks
Doctor :   Take those before 72 hrs.

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If the condom did not break then you need not worry.
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As the chances of you getting the infection is low.
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You can ask her to get her HIV status done.
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If she is negative then you need not worry.
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Have you followed?
User :   she said that not done
Doctor :   It is ideal if she gets it checked now.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
User :   yes
User :   what are the pracautions i have to follow?
Doctor :   You can get her hiv status done.

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If it comes negative then you do not need any treatment.
Doctor :   If you are not accesible to her reports then you can get these tests done on your self.
User :   its not possible i cant ctach her
User :   something from my side?
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Ok.
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Since you are sure there was no contact of fluids, i mean the condom did not break, then you do not need the post exposure treatment.
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But yoy can get these tests done.
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1. Serum ELISA for HIV and HIV DNA PCR test done.
Doctor :   HIV DNA PCR is the most specific test.
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if both the tests come negative then the chances are that you do not have the infection.
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Have you followed?
User :   yes
User :   when i have to do the test/
User :   ?
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Do you have any other query?
User :   is it one time test...??????
Doctor :   ELISA teat is recommended after 2 to 3 weeks.
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You can get the other test DNA PCR test done in this week.
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Or you can get both the test done at the same time.
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Have you followed?
User :   yes
Doctor :   If the test are negative, then you may need to repeat only the ELISA test after 2 to 3 months.
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And that all.
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HAve you followed?
User :   yes
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Do you have any other query?
User :   nope
Doctor :   You need not worry much on this, now as the chances of infection is less.
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All these test are only as a precaution.
User :   ok,can i know the symptoms?
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But next time it is better to avoid such an act,
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Or it is better to continue after knowing the HIV status of your partner.
Doctor :   It is just an advise.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   can i know the symptoms?
Doctor :   Usually HIV infection present as only fever and swelling of the lymphnodes(swelling in the neck).

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the main symptoms usually happen if there is full blown AIDS.
User :   wht is lymphnodes?
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They happen only after the viral load is too much and the immunity is very low.
User :   swelling means?
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Lymphnodes are nodular gland like structures present in the body.
Doctor :   Most of the times they are not seen except for few in the neck.
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When there is infection, there is a type of reaction that happens in these structures
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making them appear as small nodule like swelling.
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predominantly over the neck.
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This is a common feature that happens when there is any infection.
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So if you develop any such symptoms then it does not mean that you HIV infection.
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Hence most of the time the diagnosis of HIV is only by tests.
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Have you followed?
User :   yes
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Do you have any other query?
User :   nope thnsk u..
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User :   ok
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User :   r u there?
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   can i close the seesion?
Doctor :   Yes.
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