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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Good Posted in: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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User :   I had paid sex in march-april time period last year, If I got infected by HIV what kind of symptoms will I be already seeing now?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
Let me read it
User :   hi doctor
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
Was it a penetrative or a non-penetrative sex?
User :   pentrative
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Had you used any protection like a condom?
User :   I did
Doctor :   Ok

User :   but it got burst
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
That is something to think about now
Doctor :  
Was she a commercial sex worker?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   As you are aware
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they are expose to multiple partners
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and that is a risk
User :   yes
Doctor :  
Did you face any symptoms after that?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Thats fine
Doctor :  
Now 2 conditions which have to be assessed is
Doctor :  
HIV and Hepatitis B, both of which could be transmitted sexually
Doctor :  
Have you got tested for the same?
User :   ok
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
I would suggest you to get one done
User :   actually I am really scared
Doctor :   No
User :   what is hepatitis B?
Doctor :  
You shall be infected only if she has been
Doctor :  
otherwise there is no issues
Doctor :  
if she were healthy
Doctor :  
Since you dont know her health status, it is good for you to get the tests done
Doctor :  
Hepatitis B is a viral infeciton
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which affects the liver
User :   yes
Doctor :  
So go for those 2 tests
User :   I will get them done
Doctor :  
HIV 1 and 2 Elisa , and HBsAg
User :   but could you let me know
Doctor :  
those are the names of the tests
User :   ok
User :   what kind of symptoms will I be seeing If somebody got infected for 9-10 months
Doctor :  
Usually HIV infections and many viral infections have a long period
Doctor :  
before producing symptoms
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hence for faster detection, tests are considered
Doctor :  
It can be without symptoms for upto 2 years as well
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   is HIV spot test enough?
User :   or I need all HIV 1, 2 and Elisa
Doctor :   It is done for rapid diagnosis
Doctor :  
Elisa is always the preferred one
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and is more reliable
Doctor :   Hope you are getting it

User :   yeah
User :   I will get that done
User :   thank you
Doctor :   Get it done from a good labaratory or a hospital setting

User :   ok
Doctor :   where the adequate facilities are available

Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?

User :   no doctor
User :   that's it
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
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User :   done
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