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Tested negative for HIV few days after exposure. Should I be concerned? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 19-Mar-2013
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User:hellow doctor
User:good evening sir
User:this s XXXXXXX
Doctor:welcome back XXXXXXX
User:i spoke to u 2 days bak
User:about inf hiv
User:my status given not-dectected
Doctor:so u got the results back and it is negative
User:after 19 days exposru
Doctor:so , that should clear your doubts
Doctor:you are HIV free, and you should not worry anymore
User:but the thing is that
User:the lab persons or computer opetator mentioned gender Female
User:in the report sir
Doctor:is the name in the report right , and the reciept no , right ?
User:both sir
Doctor:THAT could be a clerical error
Doctor:you can contact the lab and get it clarified
User:ok sir i wil tell the report details
Doctor:usually when you give the sample, the reciept will contain the sample no as well the reciept no
Doctor:check if both of them tally in the final report
User:name of the essay : hiv1 proviral dna quaitative real time pcr report
Doctor:if both are tallying , then you dont need to worry
User:name of the essay : hiv1 proviral dna quaitative real time pcr report
User:result : not detected
Doctor:that is fine
User:so what s hiv 2 sir ?
Doctor:HIV exists in 2 strains in the world
Doctor:HIV 1 and HIV -2
Doctor:The HIV-1 group M viruses predominate and are responsible for the AIDS pandemic.
Doctor:HIV-1 is the most common and pathogenic strain of the virus.
User:and hiv 2?
Doctor:with more than 90% of HIV/AIDS cases deriving from infection with HIV-1
User:ok doctor
Doctor:HIV-2 has not been widely seen outside of Africa
User:how it infects hiv 2 ?
Doctor:BOTH HIV 1 and HIV 2, cause infection in the same way , there is no differance
User:but the test s only hiv 1 sir
Doctor:the only issue, is HIV -1 is the Most common virus isolate in india , so thetests are done only for that
Doctor:you need not bother about HIV-2
User:the lab assiatance did a lot mintakes
Doctor:can u mention them ?
User:they given me only non detected sir
Doctor:that is not a mistake
Doctor:not detected , means, the test is negative
Doctor:and you dont have the infection, as of now
User:my frerind said the test wil done both
Doctor:what is the other mistakes, you think, they did ?
User:hiv 1 and hiv 2
User:in here did only hiv 1 sir
Doctor:HIV DNA PCR test is done only for HIV -1
Doctor:as there there is no FDA licensed viral load test for HIV-2 and the viral load test used for HIV-1 is not reliable for HIV-2
User:sir but they dint give the values of my bllod sampel
Doctor:WHAT do you mean values ?
Doctor:when there is no virus in the blood, what values will u get
Doctor:for ur understanding, you can take the value as ZERO
User:in elisa test they gievn some values
Doctor:NOT DETECTED = MEANS = NO virus in blood = means = Value = ZERO
User:reaction : 1
Doctor:THAT IS antibody titre
User:non reaction : 0.08 like that
User:ok ok i understand
Doctor:there is no Co relation between the two tests
User:ok doctor
Doctor:hope u have followed my suggestions
User:thank u very much sir
Doctor:U r welcome
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