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Symptoms and lab tests to detect of HIV AIDS - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi dr
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   i have aome doubts whats ur name pls sir
Doctor :   I am Dr xxxx
User :   what is the hiv aids
Doctor :   HIV is a virus called Human Immunodeficiency Virus
User :   what is the meaning ofr both
Doctor :   AIDS is a conglomeration of disease
Doctor :   called Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Doctor :   It is the late state of the disease caused by the viurs HIV
User :   how we can identfy the these deceases
Doctor :   There are few blood tests that can be performed
Doctor :   to know whether a person is affected by virus
User :   how many times blood should be checked & what type of blood cheking
Doctor :   Usually the blood is screened first with a test called ELISA
Doctor :   and the if it is positive then the blood is again tested with a test called Western Blotting to be confirmed
User :   only one chek up is enough
Doctor :   If the ELISA is negative then no follow up is required for that time
User :   what time it will take
Doctor :   The time is very minimal the ELISA is done on the same day and same is with the Western Blot
User :   actually where it is in blore city
Doctor :   Which one
Doctor :   ?
Doctor :   Do you mean the lab testing for HIV
User :   how much expensive for test
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Doctor :   The test is done in all major labs, and the ELISA costs between 100 to 150 rupees
Doctor :   Western blot is a confirmatory test which is done only if the ELISA is positive and it is costly around 1000 to 2000
Doctor :   are you there
User :   yes sir
Doctor :   I think I have answered the questions you have put
Doctor :   anything else
User :   in private hospitals what is expense
Doctor :   same costs
Doctor :   for the tests
User :   only around 200rs.
Doctor :   Yes for the ELISA
Doctor :   It is done free in Government hospitals
Doctor :   and NACO centres
User :   what we have to ask the chekup
Doctor :   ELISA for HIV 1 and 2 testing
User :   in city xxxx area pls give some address
Doctor :   You can search for one through our homepage
Doctor :   the lab that does the test
Doctor :   I mean any lab shall test this
User :   thank u sir
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