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Condom failure and HIV - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi,My condom got teared while having sex and i have ejaculated inside. What is the chance of having HIV\AIDS? What shall i do now to get it tested? Please help me out as i am a little worried.
Doctor :   hello
User :   hi
User :   could you please help me out with this situation
Doctor :   i am dr XXX hee
Doctor :   yes i can
User :   it just happened and i am worried about getting HIV
Doctor :   tell me when did you had unprotected sex??
Doctor :   may i know your age please
User :   just few hours back
User :   25
User :   what can i do now to prevent any infection?
Doctor :   there is nothing you can do at the moment but to get your self tested
User :   when shall i get the test done and which test is prescribed?
Doctor :   Most people develop detectable HIV antibodies within 6 to 12 weeks of infection
User :   so shall i wait for this time
Doctor :   A Western blot assay is the test name
User :   what are the symptoms
Doctor :   The HIV antibody test is the most commonly used test, and generally provides the most reliable results. However, other tests that detect the presence of HIV directly are available. Tests such as the HIV PCR test can usually give accurate results within three weeks of infection. However, not all clinics will offer these tests
User :   could you please provide any pointers for the same in bangalore and delhi?
User :   what are the chances of getting HIV?
Doctor :   it depends on the partner status
Doctor :   you can get her tested and of she is negative then you are ol
Doctor :   ok
User :   but i am not sure about her status.... she said she is not infected
Doctor :   i see
Doctor :   well your only way is to get your self tested in 3 weeks
Doctor :   you can go to manipal hospital in bangalore
User :   is there any point of going for the test before as i am flying to delhi on weekend
User :   I am not if this is beacuse of anxiety but i am not feeling well
User :   not sure*
Doctor :   HIV test is truly the only sure way you can know whether or not you have been infected
Doctor :   you have to wait 3 weeks
User :   ok... i hope nothing will happen
Doctor :   hope for the best
User :   are there any symptoms for the same
Doctor :   if you are having symptoms they may be very similar to other common illnesses and infections. If you are feeling ill, don't assume you are infected and don't try to diagnose your symptoms yourself.
Doctor :   HIV does not have specific symptoms
User :   ok
User :   and is it quite often that the person got infected in such a case
Doctor :   it cant be said
Doctor :   if your partner insists she is not infected then you are not
User :   ok thanks Dr. XXXXXX
User :   have a nice day
Doctor :   you too take care
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