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Blood test to confirm HIV infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
User :   i have doubt whether i got hiv or not
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query
User :   within how many days i will get symptoms if i affted by hiv
User :   i feeling pain moving neck
User :   itching under thighs
User :   head aches
User :   these are the symptoms i am feeling
User :   is am affected for aids
Doctor :   Hiv symptoms are non specific and it may take from 6 months to 4 years for them to appear
Doctor :   do you have an history of unprotected sexual exposure
User :   i had done sex with more than 5 girls
User :   but i used condoms
Doctor :   ok
User :   2-3 times condom is blowed
Doctor :   the symptoms you have described are non specific
User :   its taken hardly 4-5 months back
Doctor :   ok
User :   is am affected??
User :   will i am affected??
Doctor :   whether you have been affected or not only blood test can tell
User :   how much cost it will happen
User :   for blood test
Doctor :   there are different types of blood tests
Doctor :   the confirmatory tests are costly
User :   how much
User :   r u there
User :   how much it will cost??
Doctor :   yes one minute
User :   by kissing lip to lip by sucking and by huggings will affect it??
Doctor :   the typical confirmatory test with the rapid screening will cost you around 100 to 150$
Doctor :   lip to lip kissing and sucking can transmit the virus
User :   i had done this many times
User :   is there chances to transmit virus
Doctor :   ok
User :   is there chance to me to affect??
Doctor :   yes there is there is the chance of hiv transmission with the lip to lip kiss and sucking
User :   what to do now
Doctor :   you can get the blood test to know whether you have been infected or not
User :   is it available anywhee
User :   blood test
Doctor :   yes it is available every where
User :   if it confirm that i am affected then what should i do??
Doctor :   if the tests say you have been infected than
you need to contact the local hiv treatment center or a physician who can guide you further in the management and care taking
User :   can it be prevented
Doctor :   hiv has no treatment
Doctor :   only transmission can be prevented
Doctor :   treatment means treatment for cure
User :   if blood test says not affected then
Doctor :   than you are not infected with hiv
User :   normal blood test is enough
Doctor :   there is specific blood tests for the hiv detection
User :   what should i ask a doctor
Doctor :   you consult a doctor and explain him that you have an exposure of un protected sex and needs to get tested for the HIV infection
Doctor :   he will do the rest
User :   k
User :   how much total cost he can charge
Doctor :   i cannot answer on the charges as it varies from places to places
User :   k
Doctor :   you can find out from the doctors office or at the hospital reception about the charges in your locality
User :   k
User :   will if i done with affected persons only i will get hiv or else with normal persons also
Doctor :   if you have done with affected persons than only you will get
User :   will call girls all are affected only
Doctor :   need not be
User :   how can we identify whether they are affected or not
User :   the person whom i met is affected or not how can i identify
Doctor :   not possible unless a blood test is done on them
User :   will they look active normal with good health
Doctor :   yes
User :   i used condoms when i have sex but with one housewife the condom is blowed
User :   still there is chance to me
Doctor :   this is a risky behavior and yes there is a chance who has multiple sexual partners
User :   k
User :   thanx
User :   what can u suggest me
Doctor :   to consult a doctor and get blood test done for hiv
Doctor :   thanks for consulting health care magic
Doctor :   bye for now
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