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Detecting HIV through tests - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I want to know about my HIV risk                              
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you? please proceed with your health query
User :   can you asnwer HIV related queries
Doctor :   yes. please proceed.
Doctor :   I am Dr. XXXXXXXX here
User :   I involved in a kind of genital rubbing with an escort
Doctor :   ok. how long back did this happen?
User :   it was through underwear and I felt some misture
User :   moisture
Doctor :   was there exchange of body fluids?
User :   it happened 2 months back
Doctor :   ok
User :   at no time my undwewear came off
Doctor :   ok
User :   but we involved in rubbing
User :   and I felt some moisture
User :   I didnt ejaculated also
User :   what is my risk?
User :   I got elisa test done at 6, 8, and 9th week...........all negative
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   there is no study to support HIV transmission through underwear
Doctor :   if there is direct body fluid exchange the chances of infection is there
User :   there is a kind of dry pimple on my penis
User :   any risk due to that
User :   also, girls panty was also on during the act
Doctor :   ok, it might be jsut dryness, and should go away in 2-3 days time
Doctor :   if it persists or gets bigger, get it examined by your PCP.
User :   the pimple is there since years
Doctor :   ok
User :   so, is there any risk of HIV
Doctor :   no, as per the history given by yoi, the chances are very minimal
Doctor :   in case of doubt speak to a specialist, and get a PCR DNA test done
User :   I got it done at 52 day mark
Doctor :   which wil come positive if there is any ongoing HIV infection in window period
Doctor :   ok
User :   it came as NOT DETECTED
User :   I got it done at Super Religare Lab
User :   is this test conclusive
Doctor :   ok, then it is negative, and you do not have any active infection
Doctor :   you can relax
User :   is there a need for elisa test now at 3 month mark
Doctor :   if the PCR DNA test has come negative, no need to repeat Elisa test
User :   also I want to know if the PCR test in India detect for all subtypes of HIV
Doctor :   yes it does detect all subtypes
User :   I read that it was developed only for Subtype B virus
Doctor :   there are recent developments in the test done
Doctor :   you can discuss with the lab you got it done
Doctor :   to see if it detects all subtypes, and confirm withg them
User :   they are not responding..................I got it done at SRL
Doctor :   if they are using the latest methods
Doctor :   if they are not responding you can repeat the test at a standard lab, and confirm if they are using latest methods
Doctor :   and if they will be able to detect al subtypes of the virus
User :   how reliable is ELISA at 9 weeks
Doctor :   ELISA has to be done after 1 month, after 2 months and after 3 months
Doctor :   after exposure
User :   my 2 month elisa is do I need to take another at 3 month
Doctor :   if there is rise in titers infection can be detected
Doctor :   most improtantly as I have said earlier your PCR DNA test is negative (as said by you) so no nee dto repeat the test
Doctor :   i mean the ELISA test
Doctor :   if you are concerened about teh subtypes
Doctor :   then get a repeat PCR DNA test done at a standard lab
User :   I got it done at Super Religare Laboratories.....................they claim to be best
User :   this was earlier SRL Ranbaxy
Doctor :   ok
User :   what shld I do now
User :   which lab you recommend
Doctor :   Try doing it in XXXXXX
Doctor :   where are you located?
User :   mumbai
Doctor :   ok, try doing it in XXXXX
User :   how reliable is SRL................I mean is there a doubt
Doctor :   SRL is reliable, you have to confirm with them about detection of all subtypes.
Doctor :   since your major doubt is about detection of all the subtypes
Doctor :   however as per the history of contact given by you, and the fact that once the PCR DNA has com eback negative
Doctor :   the chances of HIV are nil
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
User :   yes
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   thank you
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now. Please chat with our doctors 24/7 for medical queries. Please refer your friends to our service.
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