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Visibility of HIV symptoms - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: HIV and AIDS
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions
User :   hello sir
Doctor :   Hi..
User :   am xxx
Doctor :   Pl go ahead
User :   ur good name sir
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here
User :   sir i have some clarification
User :   After how many days later HIV shows symptoms
Doctor :   after one month
User :   till that there wont be any symptoms in the body
Doctor :   no
User :   sir last week i had sex with a prostitute
User :   last friday evening
User :   that time i was having cold and cough
Doctor :   have you ever chatted on the same matter before ?
User :   no sir
Doctor :   ok
User :   i didnt speak with u
User :   this is my first time am speaking with you
Doctor :   ok , as per the question of onset of HIV, it takes 4 weeks for the presentation of symptoms
User :   last night i found small red bumps on my penis once i remove my penis skin
User :   and samll red bump 3 on my thighs
Doctor :   ok
User :   what it could be sir
Doctor :   is there any discharge from the penis?
User :   no sir
Doctor :   do they look like filled with pus
User :   no sir
Doctor :   ok
User :   small red dots like bump
User :   around 3
Doctor :   what about fever , burning micturition , lethargy ?
User :   no fever
User :   while urining i feel yesterday burning
User :   today its bit
Doctor :   some time, after sex, once if there are injury to hair follicles, it can cause folliculitis, which are seen as red bumps
User :   last week i had till yesterday it was not there
User :   the bumps
User :   last night i felt itching there
Doctor :   thats ok
User :   today i found bumps
Doctor :   you will need to apply some antibiotic cream to that area
User :   small red dots with white puss filld bums 3 are there in my thinghs
Doctor :   also please do the following tests
Doctor :   1. VDRL (FOR syphilis)
Doctor :   2. Urethral smear for gonococci
User :   ok sir
Doctor :   3. HIV test (elisa )
User :   is it a symptom of HIV?
Doctor :   4. Urinalysis & Urine culture to
User :   since 3 to4 days no proper sleep
User :   there was a neck pain yesterday bit
Doctor :   thats not a symptom but you need to be checked for
Doctor :   HIV
User :   ok sir
User :   why the bumps with white filled dots on my thigs
User :   and noe more thing yesterday i have hand job
Doctor :   its due to infection
User :   bec of hand job it causes red bumps on my pennis
Doctor :   ok
User :   it causes bumps sir?
Doctor :   no
User :   sbec of these tension i reduced 1.5 kgs weight
User :   no fever
User :   still cold is there for 29days
User :   sorry 25 days
User :   any problem sir
Doctor :   no no problrem
User :   what tablets can i take to control my cold and cough
Doctor :   for the cold, you need to take some sinarest , and some antiallergy pills
Doctor :   try COF -D for cough
User :   ok..sir
User :   instead of all the test can i go for PCR
Doctor :   if it is not subsiding, you may need a course of antibiotics for a few days
Doctor :   PCR for what ?
User :   bec Elisa will do after 1 month right
Doctor :   the tests i have told, are for 3 -4 different diseases
Doctor :   a PCR is costly and it covers only one disease (HIV)
User :   ok sir
User :   one question PCR is conclusive for HIV
Doctor :   YES
Doctor :   PCR is conclusive, as it detects the DNA of the virus
User :   no need to go for any Elisa test after one or 3 months
Doctor :   do it once now and repeat after 3 months, if negative
User :   ok sir
Doctor :   if not do a PCR at least (8-10 days) after exposure which will be conclusive as well
User :   if i take in 7th day is it ok
Doctor :   yes
User :   waht all r the symptoms for gonorrhoea
Doctor :   purulent discharge, burning pain , rash as u described, etc
User :   what shold i do for remove the bumps on my pennis
Doctor :   there is nothing u can do, it will go away after proper antibiotics, given after a definitive diagnosis
User :   so after tests only we can conclude right
Doctor :   yes
User :   Urethral smear for gonococci
User :   what test is this sir
User :   is it gonorrhea
Doctor :   yes it tests for gonorrhea
User :   ok sir
User :   what anti allergy pills can i take
Doctor :   cetrizine 10 mg
User :   it will reduce the infecion and allargy
Doctor :   it reduces the allergic symptomt
User :   ok sir
Doctor :   the infection, is reduced by antibiotics
User :   what antibiotics can i take
Doctor :   please consult a doctor who will give THE needed medicines after examioning you
Doctor :   are u there ?
User :   yes sir thak you
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