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Chances of HIV through oral sex - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hI.
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hi
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   I am not sure if my bf has HIV or not
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   I am a bit worried
Doctor :   Get him tested, that is the only way to know.
User :   as I know before he met me, he went to..
Doctor :   Get an ELISA and a WESTERN BLOT done
User :   he said after he came back from , he went to check, there is nothing
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Did he have unprotected sex ?
User :   he said yes
User :   he had condoms all the time
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   but he did oral sex as well
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   I heard it is not safe as well
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   I just want to know
Doctor :   There is a chance of HIV with oral sex if there are any superficial cuts on the penis and the mouth of the female
User :   it's been a year already, if he has HIV, will show any sign till now?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   The tests would show a positive result
Doctor :   if there is HIV
Doctor :   after 6 months
User :   but I heard hiv can be hidded about 2-10 years without sign
Doctor :   But the tests would show result.
Doctor :   I suggest you get him tested to relieve yourself of any suspicions.
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   yes
User :   except test
Doctor :   Ok
User :   will he feel anything wrong himself till now?
User :   I really feel shy to ask him to test
User :   but I can see him: fat, eat a lot, sleep well...
Doctor :   You can try explaining to him the importance of the test
Doctor :   as he himself admitted to have had oral sex
Doctor :   and unprotected sex
Doctor :   would save both of you unnecssary
Doctor :   anxiety
Doctor :   anything else?
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   but
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I just want you advise me if he already has HIV, he will have any sign at the moment or not?
Doctor :   Not really
Doctor :   As HIV can remain dormant for many years
User :   but result will show, right?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   but he told me he had test after he came back
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   was it 6 months after exposure?
User :   no
User :   I think after 1 or 2 weeks
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Then get a test done now
Doctor :   anything else?
Doctor :   did you fill the form?
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   yes
User :   sorry
Doctor :   Ok
User :   do you mean if had oral sex
Doctor :   There is a chance for HIV to spread if he had oral sex.
User :   only penis cut or mouth cut can have the chance affected, right?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Micro cuts can also spread the virus
Doctor :   anything else?
User :   ok
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   can we buy something to check instead of going to hospital?
User :   yes, I did
Doctor :   Go to a lab or diagnostic centre
Doctor :   There are no kits as of now for home testing
User :   ok
User :   how long for the result?
Doctor :   Will take either a day or with a Tridot will take an hour or so.
User :   it is free, right?
User :   can he do in the GP?
Doctor :   No, the test might cost you.
Doctor :   I am not aware of the rules in your country.
User :   OK
Doctor :   We are from Bangalore, India
User :   right
User :   are you studying there?
Doctor :   we are working here.
Doctor :   any more queries?
User :   no
User :   thanks
User :   bye
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.

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