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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
User :   Can you please let me know your speciality
User :   hi
Doctor :   i am a general practioner i will help u to the best of my knowledge

User :   ok
Doctor :  
and will refer u to the required specialist
Doctor :  
if needed
User :   I want to know something about hiv infection
Doctor :  
ok
User :   Two months back I had unprotected oral sex with a sex worker in Thailand
Doctor :   ok
User :   It lasted for few min
User :   8 days after that I had pain urinating
User :   I went to a doctor
Doctor :  
ok
User :   He said it might be urithritis
Doctor :  
ok
User :   there were no symptoms visible outside my genital area
Doctor :   do u have fever

Doctor :  
or discharge
User :   I took Doxycyline for 10 days
User :   with Paracetamol
User :   No discharge or fever
Doctor :  
ok
User :   perhaps no fever since i was taking Paracetamol
Doctor :  
its probably urithritis
User :   Then I called a doctor in india
Doctor :   ok

User :   he refered to take CEFUROXIME AXETIL (250mg
User :   which i took for nearly 7 dyas
Doctor :   it is another antibiotic

User :   the pain in penis still was there
User :   so i refered a urologist
User :   who gave me flowmax
Doctor :   ok

User :   I did sonography and found everything was ok
User :   except that
Doctor :   ok

User :   fatty changes in the lever
Doctor :   ok

User :   now nearly 09 weeks are passed
User :   Since last two days iam having mild fever cold and weakness
User :   also 2 weeks back i had some mild fever cold and weakness
Doctor :  
ok
User :   since last 03 days the pain while urinating has drastically come down
User :   iam feeling better
User :   now my question is whether iam at risk to HIV
User :   Should i get tested
Doctor :   unprotected oral sex does carry some risk of hiv transmission

User :   ok
User :   how much
Doctor :  
but lesser chances as saliva inhibitor
Doctor :  
saliva has hiv inhibitor
User :   does my fever in 07 week and 09 week a symptom
Doctor :   not necessarily
User :   because usually i dont get ill
Doctor :  
as urethritis does have such symptoms too
Doctor :  
but do get a hiv test to reassure yourself
User :   its ok if i get tested after 10 weeks
Doctor :   ya there is no problem

Doctor :  
u can get it tested now also
User :   how much time does the test take
Doctor :   within twenty four hours

Doctor :  
you get the results
User :   will i not get in 04 hours
Doctor :   elisa the test will take some time
User :   what is the rapid test
Doctor :  
around 5 hours
User :   see what happened after this incident
Doctor :  
but depends on the lab facilities
Doctor :  
ok
User :   i went back to sexworker girl
User :   and got her tested
User :   she showed negative
Doctor :  
ok
User :   but the test results came in one hour time
Doctor :  
then u got nothin to worry
User :   how come they can do so fast
Doctor :  
there is a spot test
User :   they took her blood
Doctor :  
and there is a elisa
User :   i think it was not elisa
User :   but was some water blot
Doctor :  
elisa is usually done around five to six weeks after infected with hiv
Doctor :  
western blot technique
User :   yes
Doctor :  
ok
User :   can it happen so fast
Doctor :  
yes it can
User :   how come
User :   in india can it happen
Doctor :   yes it can
Doctor :  
it is not that sensitive test
User :   what is the accuracy
Doctor :   90
Doctor :  
percent
User :   so u mean to say i ask for western blot they can give me in one hour time
Doctor :  
ya they can
User :   ok if she is negative
User :   then do i have any risk
Doctor :   if she is negative then u have nothin to worry
User :   but if she is in window period
Doctor :   but if u are still worried then get one done for ur confirmation
User :   my doctor here
Doctor :  
it has been since six weeks
Doctor :  
right
Doctor :  
so it would have been detected
User :   told me that there is absulutely no risk i need not get even checked
User :   is that true
Doctor :  
yes but if u are worried then u can get a pcr test done as it detects hiv even in window period
Doctor :  
are u there?
User :   yes
Doctor :  
ok
User :   one more thing i want to know
Doctor :   ok
User :   that the symptoms occur after how many days from the incident
User :   hi
Doctor :  
around 25 days approx but varies from person to person
Doctor :  
it can appear between 10 to 90m days after exposure
User :   my fever symptoms are nearly 45 days and 60 days past
User :   so do they suggest anything
Doctor :   ya but even urinary tract infection

Doctor :  
runs a similar
Doctor :  
episode
Doctor :  
i can understand that u fear the worst
User :   yes iam very much scared
Doctor :  
so i suggest either u get a pcr test for
Doctor :  
yourself
User :   i dont have the guts t get myself checked
Doctor :  
so that u are reassured
User :   what is pcr
Doctor :  
then get a pcr test done for her
Doctor :  
polymerase
Doctor :  
chain reaction
Doctor :  
test
User :   means
Doctor :   it is a test

User :   how much time it takes
User :   this test is for what purpose
Doctor :  
Do you mean the time for the PCR test
User :   yes
Doctor :  
PCR test can be done within 1 week
Doctor :   after the sex
User :   ok
User :   anyways i have come back
User :   i cannot come back
User :   i cannot contact her
User :   i will contact you later
User :   is it ok
Doctor :   Ys
Doctor :  
No proble4m
User :   what time
Doctor :  
You can contact us later
Doctor :  
IT is available 24 / 7
User :   using the same login
Doctor :   Yes
User :   ok
User :   thanks see u later
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   last question
User :   what is my risk
Doctor :  
ok
User :   one in 100 how much
Doctor :  
negligible
User :   thanks
User :   bye
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