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Suspecting HIV, sexual intercourse with a sex worker - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi.. Is there any doctor online to help me on my queries on HIV/AIDS?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   I am Dr AAAAAAA
User :   h
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   I have some queries on HIV / AIDS
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Please proceed
User :   I had a sexual intercourse with a sex worker.. I used condom
User :   I did only once with her..
User :   for about 10 min
User :   thats it
Doctor :   Ok
User :   now I m fearing as whether I'll be affected with HIV
User :   how can I proceed from here ?
Doctor :   If you have used a proper condom which during the intercourse did not have any tears, then you have almost zero chance of getting infected with HIV.
User :   it did not tear
User :   i used moods condom
User :   moreover i didn't do anything rash
Doctor :   And did you have a normal intercourse or anything else apart from it ?
User :   i removed the condom & it was fine
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   no I didn't have any other intercourse with that girl
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   i checked the condom also & it didn't have any leakage of my sperm
User :   but feeling stressed at heart as something might happen
Doctor :   So I think you can surely rule out the chance of getting infected, but
User :   ok..
User :   ok
Doctor :   You need to understand some points : User :   ok
User :   pls tell me doctor
Doctor :   In India there are no licensed sex workers and hence are not screened for AIDS or other diseases which can land you up in trouble the next time for sure.
User :   i dont have any more guts to do again
User :   but how can i assure that i m not affected this time?
User :   should i do a screening test?
Doctor :   The second point, if at all you want to get yourself double checked to rule out any infection.
User :   yes I want to do that
Doctor :   Elisa Test is the screening test for HIV.
User :   hmmm ok doctor.. what about elca screening test?
Doctor :   You can also get yourself screened for Hep.B. which is also through body fluids.
User :   oh ok doctor
User :   after how long should I do these test ?
Doctor :   Third after six months you need to go for a confirmatory test called Western Blot Test to rule out any show up in the window period.
User :   ok doctor
Doctor :   Hope you have followed my instructions.
User :   yes doctor
User :   should I do all these tests after 6 months?
User :   from the time of intercourse ?
Doctor :   No, the first two can be done immediately , the third one after six months.
User :   oh ok doctor. .the incident happened yesterday so still I can go ahead to do the first 2 tests now only ?
Doctor :   No, first two tests after two - three weeks.
User :   ok doctor...
Doctor :   What is your age ?
User :   Can I know the doctor in bangalore to whom with which I can verify the results?
Doctor :   What is your occupation ?
User :   i m 24 yrs old doctor
User :   i m a s/w engineer
Doctor :   You have a bright future ahead, please abstain from such activities to take care of yourself and your family. Hope you understand. Dont put your life at risk for momentary happiness.
User :   yes doctor
User :   can I have any doctor for consultation in bangalore ?
User :   after doing those tests?
Doctor :   Take care and please come back with the test results , the best sexologist in Bangalore is at Manipal on the Old Airport Road.
User :   ok doctor.. whether tests are also done there ?
User :   i mean in manipal hospital itself
Doctor :   Yes very much. You yourself can go and get yourself screened , you dont need a prescription for this.
User :   oh ok doctor.. how much will they charge? approximately ?
Doctor :   Together less than Rs.1500/-
User :   ok doctor.. thanks a lot....
User :   after 3 weeks, if i do this 2 tests, its fine.. rite doctor?
Doctor :   Take care, Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   ok doctor.. thanks a lot again.. have a great day..
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   bye doctor
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