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Tests required to detect HIV - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   HI
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   r u the same doctor with whom i had chat 2 hours before
Doctor :  
Yes
User :   ok
User :   so u know the background
User :   hi
User :   r u there
User :   hiiiiiiiii
Doctor :   I am reading

Doctor :  
Please go ahead

User :   i just visited a physian
Doctor :  
I suggested the PCR DNA test
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   he checked me and asked whether i had any urine infection
Doctor :  
ok
User :   i wonder how he came to know about it
Doctor :  
What did you complain to him?
User :   body pain, cold and weakness
User :   he checked pulse and blood pressure
User :   my blood pressure in 60/100
User :   he said it is low
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
It is just low normal
User :   ok
User :   he has given me injection and antibiotic
Doctor :  
ok
User :   one more thing i forgot to tell
User :   i had done urine culture test some 3 weeks back
User :   which showed normal
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
Fine
User :   i wanted to know if i have any STD now
Doctor :  
Did you ask the Doctor?
Doctor :  
when you visited him
User :   ya he said not required
Doctor :  
I think he is also not suspecting STD
Doctor :  
What is your age?
User :   i wanted to know what tests are required to see if i have any STD
User :   38
Doctor :  
VDRL is the test
Doctor :  
to be done
Doctor :  
and Urinalysis
User :   urinalysis is same as urine culture and sensitivity
Doctor :  
No different
User :   what is VDRL
Doctor :   to detect syphilis
Doctor :  
it is test where the urine is put on a slide
User :   ok
User :   do i require HSV test
Doctor :  
Not required
User :   so if VDRL is ok
User :   i have no STD right now
Doctor :  
yes
User :   is PCR DNA test alternative test to ELISA
Doctor :   It is detects the HIV early

Doctor :  
and much costlier than ELISA
Doctor :  
ELISA is 100 rs, PCR DNA is more than 2000 rupees
User :   ok but can i get ELISA results the same day
Doctor :  
yes
User :   means morning 9 if i give my blood
Doctor :  
yes
Doctor :  
evening you get it
User :   then by evening 5 can i get the results
Doctor :  
yes
User :   Actually iam scared of getting tested
Doctor :   Why?
User :   incase it turns out positive i cant imagine
Doctor :  
It is not the end of the world
Doctor :  
You have to get the confirmation test by Western blotting
User :   ok
Doctor :   then if Western blot is positive, then a person is said to be positive
Doctor :  
for HIV
User :   ya but most of the time ELISA is correct
Doctor :  
Even HIV + is not said to result in AIDS
Doctor :  
There are different
User :   ?
Doctor :  
HIV+ if not taken care of properly can result in AIDS
Doctor :  
which is a serious condition
Doctor :  
HIV + persons can lead a pretty normal life
Doctor :  
as others
User :   what is the life expentency after that
Doctor :   after what?
User :   infection
User :   hiv
Doctor :  
If proper care taken with good diet and good personal hygiene it is the same as normal person
Doctor :  
without HIV
User :   i dont agree
User :   gen 8-10 years
Doctor :  
That is false fact
User :   ok anyways
User :   i have read on internet
Doctor :  
Internet is not always correct
User :   that oral sex without protection is common practice
Doctor :  
and more misleading
Doctor :  
hence do not depend on a static information
Doctor :  
available on the internet
User :   ok
User :   but just tell me how much is the risk
Doctor :   for you?
User :   yes
Doctor :  
with unprotected oral sex
User :   yes
Doctor :  
very less
User :   how do u define very less
Doctor :  
and the studies have not demonstrated a survival of virus that is transmissible in saliva
User :   ok
User :   is it 1 in 0000
Doctor :   yeah
User :   are u sure
Doctor :  
Yeah
Doctor :  
Look all these figures are only based on the evidences
Doctor :  
and it is helpful for research and not on clinical practice
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   ok i will do the test
User :   thats the only way to end my anxiety
User :   just tell me a test after 10 weeks
User :   if negative
User :   should it require retesting after 03 months
Doctor :  
If you are still are anxious, please take a specialist opinion from a specialist
Doctor :  
ELISA is the best test
Doctor :  
to screen
Doctor :  
at any time
Doctor :  
after a month of sex exposure
User :   ok
User :   thanks
Doctor :  
You may seek specialist opinion with evidences here
Doctor :  
WWW.WWWW.WW User :   ok
Doctor :  
He has vast experience in HIV / AIDS
Doctor :  
and he will be able to help you
User :   i dont think it will of any help now
User :   if test turns negative everything is over
Doctor :   IT is just a convenience that I want to provide you
Doctor :  
so that your anxiety may be allayed
User :   and iam confident that it will be negative
Doctor :  
Yes
Doctor :  
Thats really good
Doctor :  
Carry on
User :   thanks a lot
Doctor :  
Please fill the feedback form say done when done
User :   you a good knowledge of the subject
Doctor :  
Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :  
Bye for now
User :   bye
User :   if u can give me ur email id
User :   i can let you the results
User :   its up to u
Doctor :   According to T & C we should not reveal it
Doctor :  
but I can always help you on chat
Doctor :  
My name is
User :  
Doctor :  
and you can ask me
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next time
User :   ok thanks sure
User :   bye
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