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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I got results
User :   Hello?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello Doctor
User :   I have couple quick questions
Doctor :   ok
User :   you see, i got some results for an HIV test.... actually im kind of impatient to wait until my appointment
User :   i was hoping you can explain them to me
Doctor :   ok
User :   HIV AC [.0000 - .250] UE 0.129
User :   thats what the paper says, nothing else, that's why I ask
Doctor :   when was the test done ?
User :   it was yesterday
Doctor :   why was this test ordered ?
User :   bad experience
User :   the doctor asked for me to take that test
Doctor :   the test is with in the normal range
Doctor :   means the test is negative
User :   means I'
User :   means I'm ok then
User :   what would be an abnormal range where i should be worried?
Doctor :   yeah you are ok
User :   because, doctor asked me to take the test again in 6mo
User :   If it would have been positive, what values would I have found?
Doctor :   yes for the time the test is negative
User :   but my question is, what would have been a positive range to worry from?
Doctor :   it should be repeated after 6 months
User :   I definetely will, but what is an abnormal range?
Doctor :   the test is very complex and the results needs to be interpreted carefully
Doctor :   it is interpreted with the exposure and the duration the test is taken
User :   ok, as long as I'm ok for now should be fine
User :   thanks doctor
Doctor :   for the time now it is ok
Doctor :   you need not worry
Doctor :   but repeat the test after 6 months
User :   will definetely do
User :   whaqt worried me is that the value seems to be in the middle of the other values, but i'll believe what you said
User :   and re-take in 6 mo
Doctor :   do not go by the numbers. it is not the way to interpret the test
Doctor :   as i said it is very complex.
User :   then what did you go for?
Doctor :   what i mean is any thing between o.oo to o.250 is negative
Doctor :   whether it is .249 or .169
Doctor :   the numbers do not matter
Doctor :   what matters is it with in the range
User :   ok doc
User :   thanks again!
User :   have a good evening
Doctor :   thanks for consulting health care magic
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