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Window period for HIV virus infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can I help you
User :   I WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT HIV
Doctor :   What do you want to know specifically
User :   I WANT TO KNOW THE DURATION ALIVE OF HIV VIRUS AFTER COMING OUT FROM AN INFECTED PERSON
Doctor :   35 to 45 seconds
User :   IS THERE ANY CHANCES OF HAVING HIV IF THE BLOOD OF AN HIV PERSON TOUCHES THE NORMAL PERSON WITH A SMALL LAYER OF ABOVE SKIN IS CUT OF HEALTHY PERSON?
Doctor :   By all chances one should be screened in such a case if the skin is cut
User :   WHAT IS THE DURATION OF KNOWING WHETHER THE PERSONS BLOOD IS HAVING THE HIV VIRUS FROM THE LAST DAY OF INFECTION?
Doctor :   The minimum duration for the screening test would be 4 weeks from the exposure
Doctor :   However there are other methods like PCR to detect the virus at 15 days
Doctor :   after exposure which is very costly
User :   IF TODAY WE ARE IN DOUBT THAT THAT WE ARE INFECTED BY HIV.CAN WENOT KNOW TODAY ONLY?
Doctor :   No
User :   WHAT IS THE COST
Doctor :   If a doubt arises by a healthcare professional during his work
Doctor :   he immediately starts on prophylactic drug
Doctor :   to prevent the multiplication of virus
Doctor :   and later get the test done
Doctor :   after 2 months
User :   WHAT IS THE COST OF PCR?
Doctor :   PCR is done in very specialised centres it would cost around 5000 to 6000
Doctor :   though I am not sure
Doctor :   It is not commonly practised
Doctor :   to get the PCR
Doctor :   We will let you know
Doctor :   by calling you at the number
User :   WHAT TO DO I AM IN DOUBT?PLEASE TELL ME ANY SOLUTION?
Doctor :   If you are in doubt, the prophylaxis is the only way
Doctor :   taking the medicine after discussing with a doctor
Doctor :   If you ask my personal opinion
Doctor :   I would say you should not worry about
Doctor :   any questions
User :   YA PLEASE WAIT
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form while I type the information you needed.
Doctor :   Please carry on
Doctor :   are you ther
User :   IF AN HIV PERSON MAKES A NORMAL PERSON INJURY BY JUST CUTTING A VERY THIN LAYER OF THE SKIN AND JUST TOUCHES HIS BLOOD TO THE NORMAL PERSON IS THERE ANY CHANCES OF GETTING INFECTED?
Doctor :   This is the first question you have put
Doctor :   and I have answered it cautiously saying that
Doctor :   no chance to be taken until proven to be negative by blood test
Doctor :   HIV+ blood and skin cut injury should be taken to be infective
User :   ONE OF THE DOCTOR SAYS THAT THE DURATION OF HIV VIRUS AFTER EXPOSURE OUTSIDE IS 5-10 SEC
Doctor :   There is no question of duration of exposure in this case
Doctor :   the virus can survive in the blood
User :   WHAT I MEAN IS AFTER BLOOD COMING OUT OF AN INFECTED PERSON,ONE OF MY DOCTOR SAYS THAT THEY WILL BE FOR 5-10 SEC
Doctor :   Thats good then
User :   PLEASE DONT MISTAKE ME I AM ASKING YOUR SUGGESTION
Doctor :   I dint misatake you
Doctor :   I felt the suggestion that i gave you is healthy
Doctor :   and at the same time i have put my personal opinion too
User :   HOW TO COME OUT OF THAT DOUBT?MAY I KNOW YOUR NAME?
Doctor :   Take the ZDV Prophylaxis
Doctor :   and get it tested after few weeks
Doctor :   One more thing you can call NACO
Doctor :   and speak to them
Doctor :   there would be a helpline nunber
Doctor :   search it in your area
Doctor :   Hello are you there
User :   YA IM THERE STILL
User :   IF TODAY HIV INFECTED PERSON CAN MAKE THE NORMAL PERSON INFECTED?
Doctor :   I dint understand
User :   IF SUPPOSE A PERSON IS INFECTED BY HIV JUST TODAY. CAN HE INFECT THE NORMAL PERSON TODAY ONLY BY ANY OTHER MEANS?
Doctor :   I dont think so
Doctor :   the person can infect if he has less than the minimum viral copies
User :   THANK U SO MUCH I JUST NOW SPOKE TO ONE OF YOUR MEMBER HE MADE ME CLEAR I M VERY MUCH GREATFUL THAT YOU WERE ON THE LINE THESE FEW MINUTES I MADE ME CLEAR THANKU HEALTH CARE MAGIC UNIT
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Doctor :   r u there
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User :   YA IM THERE
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   go ahead with ur medical query
User :   I WANT TO KNOW THAT THE FRESH BLOOD OF HIV STAY FOR HOW MANY SEC
Doctor :   could u specify
Doctor :   please type in small letters
Doctor :   35 to 35 secs
Doctor :   upto 45 secs
Doctor :   anything else u want to know
User :   thanku
Doctor :   ur welcome
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service
User :   ya
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