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Transmission of AIDS through injections - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, may I answer yo
User :   hi doctor
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   i already discussed with your 2 days before on hiv infection by needle poking
Doctor :   yes, i do remember
User :   i want know about the testing in bangalore
Doctor :   yes, i will help you
Doctor :   please specify
User :   incident happened on jan 15th
Doctor :   ok,
User :   i know i am not in risk....but my mind keep thinking on it
User :   so when i can get test on this?
User :   i have few more queries on the incident
Doctor :   you will need minimum of one month to get a correct result by tests like PCR or P24 assay
User :   so PCR tests available in bangalore?
Doctor :   yes,
User :   but i heard it has more false positive results
Doctor :   no , they are very specific , and best amongst all tests for HIV
User :   oh k
User :   regarding the needle pick
Doctor :   yes, proceed
User :   is it hurts if picked by a needle or it might be feel like warm?
Doctor :   it will surely hurt, if there is no pain there will be tenderness on pressing the area atleast for 2 days
User :   is it possible to inject blood thro small neddle with a second? i know my questions are very ridiculous, but i am make sure regarding my incident
Doctor :   yes , but only when the needle is paired with a syringe containing fresh infected blood
Doctor :   and very rarely when the needle is poked soon after pricking an infected person , here the chances are very less
User :   when drug users before injects blood, they check for vains/bloodstream. By randomly poked by a pin or needle, is it always goes into some blood stream/vain?
User :   *while drug users inject drugs in there vain, they check for bloodstream
Doctor :   yes, thats a chance too , its the commonest way of spread of HIV in intravenous drug abusers
User :   oh k
User :   in our last convo, you did asked me "did you have a scratch on you ? "
User :   any reason behind this?
User :   you aske dme this when i said that the girl pat/poked me on my shoulder and it feels more like a nail rather than a pin/needle
Doctor :   as you mentioned it was a pat on shoulder , its common for a nail to scratch , hence to know the depth and the immediate fate of such an injury
User :   it hurts but not much
User :   i think i am worrying too much unnecessarily
Doctor :   i meant to ask any visible wound
User :   oh k....i dint find any wound, but in my view some times punctures might not be it true?
Doctor :   may not be visible immediately but later they will form bruise which can be made out easily
User :   oh k
User :   when pressed, would they hurt little? like after 4-5 hours
Doctor :   yes, they would hurt for two days if pressed
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help with ?
User :   no doctor......thats for your answers
User :   thanks for your answers
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me , kindly provide your feedback
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Take care
User :   bye doctor
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