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Circumcision surgery, contract HIV? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Good evening.
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here
User :   GE
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   simple question
Doctor :   Proceed
User :   is it possible to contract hiv due to a circumcision surgery
Doctor :   Any surgery holds a small risk of contacting HIV.
Doctor :   This risk is minimized or put out of question, if the person in question gets the treatment
Doctor :   done at a recognized center
Doctor :   where all steps to prevent infection is taken care of.
Doctor :   In simple terms, the chances of HIV infection is taken out of consideration, if the procedure is done using all sterilized equipments taking standard precautions.
Doctor :   Do you follow?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   i got circumcised 4 weeks ago, that time the hiv test turned negative. I am now diagnosed with herpes zoster, is it recommended that i take the hiv test again?
Doctor :   Herpes zoaster is an contagious infection. The most common mode of spread is contact, exposure to air droplets containing the virus.
Doctor :   You could have contacted the infection, through another person having the infection and not via circumcision.
Doctor :   The procedure is unrelated to your current infection.
Doctor :   *most common mode of spread is contact and droplet exposure.
User :   i thought zoster is the reactivation of the chicken pox virus due to weak immune system
User :   caused by aids or a malignancy
Doctor :   Have you had herpes zoaster infection in the past
User :   i have had chicken pox
Doctor :   Herpes virus, as you have known can remit and yes immuno deficiency is one condition that can be a cause for remissions.
Doctor :   However HIV infection leading to low immmunity is noticed generally in the later stage of illness.
Doctor :   HIV infections commonly produces symptoms that includes on and off fever, generalised body ache, upper respiratory tract infections, lymphnode swellings and so on.
Doctor :   These are the commonest symptoms of HIV.
Doctor :   If you have had varicella infection in the past, the current symptoms that you have
Doctor :   could be a remission more related to other factors such increased stress, nutrition, and so on.
Doctor :   HIV possibility is unlikely.
Doctor :   Do you follow?
User :   yes
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   so do you recommend a hiv test??
Doctor :   You do not need the test, but if you are anxious you can opt for it.
Doctor :   Consider getting HIV combo test and not HIV ELISA test then.
Doctor :   Do you follow?
User :   okay
User :   thanks for addressing my queries
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   nothing for now
User :   thanks again
Doctor :   Pleasure here.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Have a nice day
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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